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What are the contents of the project status report?

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What are the things that should be included in the project status report? Also, what is the ideal length of the status report?
asked 8 years ago by anonymous

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The answer greatly depends on the audience for the status report, their communication preferences, the company culture, the size of the project (budget and/or schedule), the length of the reporting period, and the risks involved.  These should be captured in the communication plan.

In an ideal world, the status report should be no more than 1-2 pages and contain:

Status of each deliverable (stoplight [red, yellow, green] format)
Significant accomplishments in the reporting period
Updates on budget and schedule
Updates on top issues and risks
answered 8 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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