For most organisations project reporting is hard. Their reports lack consistency and detail and are also chock full of errors. But if you try to do your reporting by hand that is what happens. Oh and it also takes up a lot of time. Lucky for you then that PROJECT in a box with its library of over 60 types of reports is available to save the day. In a previous blog post we looked at the Project Statement. That is great for a quick overview or when comparing quite a few projects. For contrast, in this post we are looking at the new Weekly Review report.
The Weekly Review report – dive that bit deeper
So the Weekly review Report is more the sort of report you would use for a deep dive. Say you wanted to sit down with the project sponsor or had a problem project which needed closer inspection.
A major focus of this report is one week forward and one week back. This includes comparing data this week with last week and also some longer term backward trends. We focus on what happened last week and is planned for the next week with tasks and resources. This is very similar to the PRINCE2 highlight report but at a weekly basis instead. An important focus with Tasks, Risks, Issues and Changes is looking at things in train and completion. Making sure things are properly completed and loose ends are not hanging is essential for a successful project.
These are all data driven strongly analytical elements the report. The weekly review report also includes selected images from the project library and the custom spreadsheet data sources as this helps to give a flavour of the actual work of the project.
Want to use these reports on your project right now?
You could be using Weekly Review report and Project Statement report on your projects today. If you are an existing customer and running v5.2 just apply your reporting patches. If you are not a customer yet just contact us and we can provide evaluation access or provision a site for you to use operationally.
You can view the Weekly Review report here on YouTube.