Project reports may not be the most glamorous part of your job, but they do have the power to ensure projects finish according to plan. And stakeholders simply love when that happens! 😁
Let’s explore common types of project reports and how to make them work for you.
Project reporting involves more than simply communicating the latest project updates to your team and stakeholders. You can also use project reports to mitigate risk, monitor budgets and timelines, and build more accurate project plans.
Here are a few project reports you might find useful:
If you want to build an accurate project plan, you need to know what resources you have available to get the job done. A team availability report shows you how much work each team member has on their plate so you can make smart resourcing decisions for your project.
A weekly status report is an easy way to keep your team and stakeholders informed and manage expectations as a project progresses. We recommend reviewing these quick hits in your status report:
Here’s an example from TeamGantt’s free status report template:
A project health report provides a high-level snapshot of project status. It’s great for sharing on screen in meetings with your team and stakeholders so everyone knows at a glance what’s on schedule, what’s running behind, and what’s already overdue.
A risk assessment enables you to identify and categorize project risks based on their severity and likelihood of happening. That way you can prioritize issues and nip risk in the bud before it wrecks your project success.
A time tracking report gives you visibility into how much time your team is actually spending on project tasks so you can see how it tracks with your project estimate. This helps you spot potential budget overages before they happen and provides valuable insight for future project estimates.
A baseline report compares your original timeline with your actual project timeline so you can learn from the past as you scope out future projects. It’s also handy for showing how changes or delays affect the overall project timeline.
Here’s an example of a baseline report that shows the planned timeline in gray and the actual timeline in blue.
Want to make the most of your project reports? Give these project reporting tips a try!
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