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Project Manager

Tool: Status report

Typical use (type of issue/project)

To monitor the progress of your project by examining the status, rationale, key progress, risks and slippage against timescales.

Ease of use rating

Used by

Yourself as the project manager and your team.

Tips for effective use

Complete your status report routinely (in other words, at each project meeting). If as a team you are unsure of where you are in the project or how to move forward, seek to clarify the issues as soon as they arise.

Signals of successful use

After the report is completed, having a clear understanding of the current state of the project and planning any mitigating actions for proposed issues and risks.

Signals of unsuccessful use

Not being able to complete the form due to knowledge gaps surrounding the project.

Links to other tools

Checklist, Sponsor evaluation, Roles and responsibilities matrix, and Project management.

Status report

Workstream progress report in PDF format