A good reporting structure will keep the Project Board and others fully informed of the project status.
The Project Board have the overall responsibility for the project.
This sub-process produces Highlight Reports for the Project Board.
See also Giving Ad Hoc Direction (DP4) containing progress plus any other information to stakeholders as defined in the Communication Plan.
The objectives are:
To achieve these objectives various steps are required:
The Project Manager is responsible for this sub-process, supported by any Project Support roles.
Project Assurance may wish to assess what is being presented to the Project Board.
|Stage Plan||Input||Information on products delivered, tolerances and the status of schedule and budget, including any deviations reported from CS2.|
|Product Checklist||Input||(If used) Status of actual and planned product deliveries.|
|Previous Highlight Report||Input||Have all products forecast to be delivered been delivered? Have earlier problems been resolved?|
|Checkpoint Reports||Input||Progress information from the team(s).|
|Stage status information||Input / Output||Information about progress on the project against the plan.|
|Risk Log||Input||Have any risks changed?|
|Issue Log||Input||Information about any potential problems which need to be brought to the attention of the Project Board.|
|Quality Log||Input||Status of quality checks planned and carried out.|
|Communication Plan||Input||Identification of interested parties who may need information at this time.|
|Highlight Report||Output||Information formatted as required by the Project Board.|
|Communication to interested parties||Output||Content as defined in the Communication Plan.|
These are given in tabular form in the file ‘CS6 reporting highlights.doc’ in the product package.
The report should be concise and as short as possible, say one or two pages and consistent with the information needs of the Project Board.
Where some form of operational support group will pick up responsibility for the end product this group should be included in the list of those receiving the Highlight Report.