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8 steps to write an effective project status report

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Effective project status reports are the best way to keep your stakeholders aligned and in the loop during your project progress. These high-level updates proactively let your team know if a project is on track, at risk, or off track—so you can course correct if necessary to hit your deadlines every time. Learn how to create project status reports in a few easy steps, plus check out a template you can use right away.

It’s the end of the week and here you are again: having to dig through a variety of spreadsheets, emails, and tools to patch together an update of how your project is doing. 

Instead of manually assembling this information, use a project status report template to streamline this process for you. That way, you spend less time on unnecessary data gathering and more time on work that matters. 

Whether you’re gearing up for your first ever project status report or you’re looking for a better system than the one you currently use, this article will walk you through what a progress report is, how you can build one, and how to use project status reports to hit your project deadlines on time, every time. Here’s how.

What is a project status report?

Project status reports are timely updates on the progress of your projects. Written concisely, project reports offer high-level information about project progress, so team members get at-a-glance insight into what’s happening within the project. With a timely status report, you can ensure your entire project team and cross-functional stakeholders understand what’s on track, what’s blocked, and what’s coming next. 

Regularly sharing project status reports is important because they help you keep all project stakeholders in the loop and aligned on how your project is progressing. They answer the questions everyone has before team members even have a chance to ask them. They show and tell your team that you’re on track, making you (and everyone else) feel confident.

How often you share project status reports depends on your project’s timeline. Some projects benefit from weekly reporting, while others only need to be updated once a month. Schedule your project reports as frequently as is helpful for your stakeholders. These shouldn’t be reactive reports on things going poorly—rather, effective reports keep your team updated on the project’s progress, whether the project is on track, at risk, or off track.

The benefits of effective project reporting

Reporting isn’t just something you should do for the sake of doing it. Effective reporting has a variety of benefits. When you correctly report on project status, you effectively: 

Keep track of project health

The worst thing for a project is when you arrive at the end of the timeline and realize you were off track the whole time. No one likes being blindsided—and as the project manager, you’re empowered to make sure your team is aware of your project health at all times. 

Progress reports are a way to do that without too much manual work. Because these reports mix high-level summaries with some important metrics, everyone has a sense of the project's health. And if the project is off track? You can quickly and proactively fix it—so you still hit your project deadline on time and on budget.

Summarize project progress

Project status reports are not real-time reports. These reports are summaries of what happened during the past week, two weeks, or month of project work. They’re an opportunity for your stakeholders to stay informed on how well you’re sticking to the project plan . 

If you’re looking for tips on how to report on projects in real time, check out our article on universal reporting tools for every team . 

Reduce manual work

As the project manager, you already have enough on your plate. You don’t need to also spend hours every week or month grabbing data from different places. Project reporting tools make it easy to find all of this information in one place, and create a project status report with the click of a button. 

Share next steps and action items

Project status reports should go out to your project team, project sponsor, important stakeholders, and cross-functional team members. Because these are high-level reports, they’re appropriate for anyone who wants to stay informed about project progress. 

This is the optimal way to let everyone know what’s happening without getting into the details. If there are important project next steps or action items, share them here so everyone knows what to expect. 

Proactively identify blockers

If your project isn’t on track, your status report lets others know what the delay is and what you’re doing to resolve any blockers, allowing you to show off your proactive approach to getting things back to where they should be. Similar to the project risk management process , proactive status reporting helps you identify and overcome issues before they impact your project timeline.

Say goodbye to status meetings

The day of the status meeting is over. We now know these aren’t effective ways to spend your time. Unlike face-to-face meetings, project status reports are shared in a central tool that team members can check asynchronously when they want to. They can refer back to the information, or dig deeper into the project if necessary. Save your face-to-face meeting time for valuable meetings like brainstormings or all hands. 

Before you report: Combine reporting with effective project management

The biggest benefit of project status reporting is that it reduces your manual work, centralizes information, and makes it easy to keep everyone up to date. If your information is scattered across multiple tools, you can’t effectively use project reporting templates—you still need to manually open this Excel spreadsheet and that team email to gather your information. 

Instead, make sure you’re using project management software as your central source of truth. With project management software you:

Have a central source of truth so team members can see who’s doing what by when. 

Can easily visualize project information in a Gantt chart , Kanban board , calendar, or spreadsheet-style list view. 

Create status reports with the click of a button. 

Offer a place for team members who read the status report and want more details to look and find the information they need. 

Have access to additional project information, like your project plan, communication plan , project goals, milestones, deliverables , and more.

Naturally, we think Asana is a great option. Asana is a work management tool your entire team can use. Your cross-functional collaborators need a way to view past status reports. Your key stakeholders need a bird’s eye view of the entire program or project portfolio management progress. And your team members need a way to track individual work throughout the project lifecycle.

8 steps to write a great project status report

So, how do you go about doing project status reports? Be sure to create a clear structure you can use consistently for all future status reports. You should also make sure it matches with your project brief to keep your report on topic.

Follow this guide to understand what to include in your project status report, and watch as we put each step into practice with an example of an Employee Satisfaction project.

1. Build your report where work lives

Before you build your report, make sure you’re already tracking your work information in a project management tool. That way, you don’t have to manually grab information from a host of sources—instead, you can reduce manual work and create a report with a few clicks. 

Starting off with a project management tool makes it easy to capture dependencies and note upcoming tasks so you’re never blindsided about your project health.

2. Name your report

A great option is to simply use the project name for clarity. If you’re reporting on this project regularly, you should also include a date or timestamp.

Example project report title: February 2020 - Employee satisfaction initiative

3. Indicate project health

The project health is the current status of the project. Project health may change from report to report, especially if you run into blockers or unblock big project risks. Look for a project management tool that allows you to communicate the project’s status and whether or not it’s on track. One way to do this is to use a color coding system (green = on track, yellow = at risk, red = off track).

Example project health update: Project status is on track.

4. Quickly summarize the status report

Your project status report summary should be brief—about 2-3 sentences. The goal here is to give readers who may not have time to read the entire report a quick TL;DR of the most important facts. 

This is the first section of your report, so it’s the best place to: 

Include highlights

Flag major blockers

Note unexpected project risks

Example status report summary: Our survey results are in and being reviewed. At first glance, we’re seeing 80% employee satisfaction, up 3 points from the last survey. The Engagement Committee is working with the Executive team on what new engagement initiatives to implement in our key target areas, which include career growth and transparency.

5. Add a high-level overview of each key area

Depending on your project, your key areas may vary from report to report, or they may stay consistent. For example, in an Agile project that’s continuously improving, you’d likely use dynamic key areas that cover the things your team worked on during the last sprint. Alternatively, for an event planning project, there are a set number of key areas that you always want to touch on, like promotion, signups, and speakers. 

For each key area in the status report, add a few bullet points that give an update on progress, accomplishments, and upcoming work.

Example high-level overview of a key area: Survey results

70% of employees took the satisfaction survey.

Our overall satisfaction rating is 80%.

Only 57% of employees report having a clear path towards career advancement, down 5% since the last survey. 

41% of employees listed transparency as the number one improvement they’d like to see.

6. Add links to other documents or resources

While you shouldn’t include every little detail about how your project is going, some people will want to know more. For stakeholders who are looking for more in-depth information, provide links to documents or resources. This can include more specific project information, like links to specific project milestones , or the broader impacts of the project, like a reference to the business goals the project is contributing to.

Example: Include a link to the employee satisfaction survey , as well as to the larger company OKR around increasing employee engagement over the course of the fiscal year.

7. Flag any blockers the project has run into

All projects run into roadblocks. These can come in the form of project risks , unexpected increases to the budget , or delays that impact the project timeline . Keeping stakeholders in the loop when issues arise will help everyone adjust accordingly to stay on track. 

Example roadblock: The executive team wants to look at results before the engagement committee meets again, but won’t be able to do so for another three weeks. This will delay our overall project timeline.

8. Highlight next steps

These could include a list of next steps, kudos you want to give someone, or anything else you want to highlight.

Example: Thank you Sarah A. for sending out multiple communications to employees encouraging them to participate in the survey!

Template for creating your project status report

To quickly put everything you learned in the previous section to use, write your next project status report using this easy-to-fill-out template:

Report name:

Name your report. This can be as simple as the project name and the date of the report.

Project health:

Is the project on track, at risk, or delayed?

Include a short description of the most important takeaways from your project status report here. Keep in mind that busy stakeholders may only look at this section, so include any highlights or blockers the entire team needs to know about

Key area 1: High-level overview

Specific details about progress, accomplishments, and upcoming work.

Key area 2: High-level overview

Key area 3: High-level overview

Additional information and links: 

Link to relevant project details or higher-level project information that stakeholders might be curious about. This section is a chance for team members to dig deeper on specifics, or understand how the project initiative fits into your larger strategic goals . 

Are there any challenges you’re facing? How will you resolve them?

Additional notes or highlights:

Are there any additional things your team needs to know? What are the main next steps? 

Example project status report

While a how-to guide on writing project status reports is helpful, sometimes seeing a real-life example allows you to really see what your own update could look like, right? We thought you might agree, so here’s an example you may find useful:

Report name: Ebook launch

Project status: On track

Great progress this week! We are still in the concept phase, but Avery Lomax will be choosing a topic this week. Content and Design teams are standing by and ready to get started once we give the go ahead.

Planning team met to discuss an overall topic

We have three final ideas and will choose one on Friday

A brief is due to the Content team the following Thursday

The Content team is ready to start writing copy as soon as our idea is finalized

They are gathering pertinent company information that should be included

Design reviewed five ebook examples to determine the style they liked

They will be choosing a template by next Tuesday

Jen is out of the office all next week so please direct any content questions to Joy

Thank you to Henry for curating a huge list of topics for us to choose from!


The e-book’s deadline is tight, as we all know. It’s critical that we’re all working in our project management tool to keep everyone organized and on track. Thanks!

Streamline reporting with a work management tool

The above report is clear and easy to follow. By building this report in a work management tool like Asana, you can automatically fill each section but the summary. Here’s what the above report looks like in Asana:

[Product UI] Example Asana project status report for an ebook launch meeting (Status Updates)

Project status reporting best practices

Now you know what to include in your project status report, but you may still have a few additional questions. As you’re creating status reports for your project, these best practices will help you formulate a winning update.

How often should you report out?

The frequency with which you send project updates depends on the type of project you’re running. If your project has a short timeframe, or if things are moving quickly, aim to send weekly project status reports. Alternatively, if the initiative you’re reporting on is a long-term project, you probably only need to send biweekly or even monthly reports. The most important thing is making sure your project stakeholders are up to date. 

When you use a project reporting tool, you can set a task for yourself to always send status reports on a certain day each week. These recurring reminders make it easy to keep stakeholders informed, whether you're sending weekly status updates or monthly progress reports. Either way, stakeholders will begin to expect your updates, which means less frequent check-ins from them (plus they’ll appreciate always being in the loop).

By sending regular reports, you can avoid multiple meetings related to a project (we all know unnecessary meetings have their own reputation ). Skip the check-in meetings and save your time for more important work.

Who should you include?

It depends on the project and who is involved, but typically plan to send an update to any stakeholders working on your project. You should have created a stakeholder analysis—outlining all stakeholders, sponsors, and team members—during the project planning process, but refer to your project plan if you aren’t sure.

Even if that week’s status report doesn’t affect a particular team member, you should still share it with everyone. It’s important for everyone to have a high-level overview. Team members who don’t need to review the report in depth can quickly skim your summary section, while others who are more involved can dive into the details you’ve provided. 

How detailed should you get?

A project status report shouldn’t offer every little detail. Let the work tell the story—you’re simply curating information and adding a little color. Think of a project status report as a top line message—just the most important pieces of your project that affect most of stakeholders should be included.

You should always indicate whether the project is on track, at risk, or off track, give a quick summary of what’s complete and what’s upcoming, then link out to other resources for people who want more details.

Where should you write your project status report?

The best way to draft and share status updates is with a work management tool . Look for a tool that offers an overview of your project, so your team has a central source of truth for all project-related work. That way, instead of managing projects in spreadsheets , you can keep it all—status updates, project briefs, key deliverables, and important project milestones—in one place. Your reports will be easily shareable, and stakeholders can look back on previous reports at any time, avoiding email overload on your end.

[Product UI] Example Asana Project Overview for a product marketing launch project (Project Overview)

Wrapping your project up: summarizing your work

The status reports we’ve been talking about are always sent during a project to keep everyone in the loop. However, once the project is finished, it’s smart to send out a final summary report. Think of this as the executive summary for your project. This is your chance to offer stakeholders a wrap-up to the project. Use it to officially close it out.

Again, it’s a high-level overview, but instead of including updates and statuses, you’ll provide a summary of how the overall project went. Here are a few questions to answer in a project summary report:

What were the goals of this project and were they met?

Was the project completed on time and on budget (if applicable)?

What successes should be highlighted?

What challenges did we run into?

What can we learn from this project to help us on future projects?

Keep every stakeholder on track with status reports that write themselves

If you’re looking to over-deliver on your next project, try sending project status updates. They keep you productive, efficient, and accountable, while giving everyone else a quick (and engaging) look into what’s been happening. 

Use the resources we’ve provided to create reports that give just enough information without diving into too much detail. Find a project management solution like Asana that has features designed specifically to help with status reports. You’ll save time and be as organized as possible.

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What is an End of Project Report? – Planview AdaptiveWork

An end of project report is used by project managers and their team at the end of a project to determine how the project performed. Whether your end of project report is as short as a single page or long enough to fill a three-ring binder, the purpose of the report is the same:

Since the purpose of an end of project report is to evaluate how a project performed, be honest and be objective.

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What Should an End of Project Report Include?

Although the end of project report can take a number of formats, including a formal presentation, an entry in a project management tool, or a document that can be passed around to different stakeholders, each of the below should be included in an end of project report:

Why is an End of Project Report Necessary?

If your project involves work for an external customer, your end of project report may be required by contract, especially if the amount or timing of a final payment will depend on the information in your report. Even when a final report is not specifically called for in a contract, internal and external stakeholders will likely be expecting one, so it’s best to deliver your report as soon as possible after your project work is complete. Your report will serve several purposes, including:

There’s no way of knowing who may eventually read your end of project report, or what they may need to get from it. That means that your report should include enough information so that even someone unfamiliar with the project will be able to understand the purpose, execution and end result of the project, without being overloaded with too much information.

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8 Steps to Writing a Project Closure Report

Every project no matter how complex it may be will eventually come to the end of its lifecycle. One of the most significant documents that have to be submitted once a project reaches its end is the Project Closure Report.

The Project Closure Report is the final document produced upon the completion of a project. The report details everything to do with the project is often used by the various stakeholders involved in the project to assess the success of the project. Besides the assessment of the project’s success, the document is also an invaluable tool to use for identifying the best practices to ensure that all future projects go on smoothly.

1. Give The Project Overview Including A Summary Statement

The first step to writing this project closing document is to give your general overview of the whole project and the summary statement. An overview statement is a brief description of what the project was about. It looks at the ‘what’ side of a project. It looks at what needed to be done during the project and how it was actually done. In addition, an overview looks into and describes things like the Opportunity/Problem, Goal, and Objective, Success Criteria and any risks or assumptions about the project.

On the other hand, the summary statement of the project in a Project Closure report will be looking at the overall summary of what’s in the report. One important thing to note is the key difference between the project overview and the summary statement. The overview is about the project, its scope, and the activities that were done and the summary statement is about the report itself and things contained in the report.

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2. Describe The Results And Outcomes Of The Project

Before you set out to do your project, chances are, you first wrote down your key performance and indicators and key targets. In addition to the KPI’s, another thing you probably had was outcome targets. On this section, the goal is to look at the whole project in relation to the Key Performance Indicators that you would have set and see the outcomes achieved from that.

What are the project outcomes? Project outcomes refer to the level of performance or achievement that would have occurred due to the activities of the teams on the project. However, measuring project outcomes correctly is not an easy task. There are three metrics that you can use to determine if your project outcomes were positive or negative. The metrics are stakeholder satisfaction, project cost, and overall quality of the project.

3. Describe The Project Scope, Project Schedule, And Project Cost

When a Scope analysis is initially done, everything including the project costs is factored into the initial analysis. These figures, however, will vary and shift as the project goes which is why it’s important to do such a comparison of the actual vs the targeted costs to see whether you ended up going over budget or remained under budget.

4. Project Performance Analysis

i. Goals and Objectives Performance

Before you began the project, in the project outline, what were the set goals and objectives for the project? What did you hope to have achieved by the end of the project? How many of those goals have actually been achieved? In addition, how many of those have had to be revised as the conditions on the ground changed?

The questions above are some of the key questions that should be asked when looking at the Goals and Objectives Performance Analysis of the project.

The success Criteria is the one that deals directly with the KPI’s. One thing great project managers do before they embark on a new project is to define success before the project begins. The definition of success for a project can differ from one project to the next. Therefore, you have to look at how you defined the success of your project and check to see whether you got there.

iii. Schedule and Budget Performance

Lastly, under performance analysis, you will have to look at your Schedule and Budget Performance. On your project Scope, what were the set deadlines? Did you meet those deadlines? If not, what were the main reasons for the failure to meet the deadlines? The same questions will apply when you look at your budget. Was it enough or did you have to go to the bank or client for more funding?

In any case, the key thing would be to analyze and compare your actual performance with your set targets.

5. Project Highlights (Important Aspects Of The Project)

Compiling the highlight report and adding it to the project closure report should not be hard. It is recommended that you should at least make a highlight report at the end of each week throughout the course of a project updating the different stakeholders involved in the project of the project’s current progress.

If you have those reports, then you can just refer to them and pick the key points from each of the weekly reports to combine them into one master report to include in your final Project Closure Report.

6. Write And Outline The Challenges Faced And Risks

Every Project has its challenges and risks. This section will enable you to highlight all the challenges that might have been faced throughout the course of the project. One thing about challenges especially in relation to projects and project management is that they can be difficult to foresee. Apart from that, no matter how carefully you plan at the inception of the project, you can never plan around every potential challenge.

For future reference and presentation to stakeholders, you should use this section to highlight every challenge you faced throughout the course of the project. In addition to listing down the challenges, you should also highlight how the challenge affected other aspects of your project including your budget and schedule.

7. Write About The Lessons Learned During Implementation

One source of valuable lessons for any project are the challenges. When you overcome the challenges faced when doing a process, chances are, you will learn one or two things. Use this section of your Project Closure Report to highlight what you learned.

During the course of the project, you will also be working with different stakeholders from different industries. Sometimes these stakeholders can teach you different techniques to help work get done faster which is valuable. If you learned such techniques from the various stakeholders you would have worked with throughout the project implementation, then you should use this section to highlight those lessons.

The reason why it’s important to note down the lessons learned in this project closing document is that later on when doing another project, you can always reference the report of your previous project to look for common pitfalls and how you can avoid those pitfalls.

8. Add Recommendations Based On Lessons Learned

A Project Closure Report is an important document that signifies the formal project closing. One thing to remember when working on the report is to pay attention to detail especially on performance analysis. Paying attention to detail especially when a project goes over budget will help you avoid falling into the same pitfalls in the future.

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End Project Report

The end project report is produced by the project manager towards the end of the project during the closing a project process and is used by the project board to evaluate the project before they make the decision to authorize closure. It is one of the main outputs of the Closing a Project process and will be read by the Project Board and it is seen as a report on the performance of the project.

The end project report is the project manager’s report to the project board that confirms delivery of outputs to the customer. It provides an overview of what went well and not so well, a review of the benefits as compared to the expected benefits that were listed in the business case, and a review of how well the project went according to the project plan. It can also confirm that products have been accepted by the customer.

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Formulating Your Conclusion

There is some important information you need to write a conclusion . In addition to restating your thesis and highlighting your main points, you could add a relevant quotation from an authoritative source. This will not work in every case, but if, for example, you were writing a reflective essay on a piece of literature, you might quote a famous scholar who also reviewed that piece.

Additionally, it may be worth taking this opportunity to tie your argument to a larger context, such as relating your central theme to a particular group in society or even a global concept.

What Not to Do in a Conclusion

When it comes to crafting the perfect conclusion, there are a lot of different things you should do. But there are also a few things you’ll want to avoid.

The Last Word

Take some time to go over your conclusion. Remember, it’s an opportunity to pull your thoughts together and magnify the central theme of your writing. It's the cream cheese frosting to that red velvet cupcake you just baked. Don't allow it to be an after-thought to a paper you want to get off your plate. It could end up being the five or so sentences that a reader carries with them forever. Now that you’ve mastered a great conclusion, learn how to write a strong introduction through examples .

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A project report is a document created for a team or company that ensures a project stays on track. The project report should describe progress, milestones, and roadblocks.

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Why is a project report important?

Project Reports are a core part of any project management process. There are a few key documents necessary for successful project progress, and a project report is undoubtedly one of them.

Alongside a project plan, a project report holds significant weight in justifying budgets, team members, tools, and other resources. In this article, we'll explore one of the two types of project reports any project manager needs to be able to write.Report number one is an ongoing project status report ; this report will be needed on more than one occasion throughout a project's life span and explores the overall progress of the project.

Report number two is a project completion report ; this report comes at the end of the project and wraps everything up.

We've also provided a range of project report templates that you can adapt to your project and project report type that you need.

2 types of project reports

A Complete Guide to Project Reports

Why write a project report in the first place.

This report is so crucial in keeping key players up to date - we'll explore who exactly you need to be writing for in the next point. A project status report is needed to give a summary of a project , significant changes, and to keep a record of the project's progress.

A project status report adds milestones and target reminders to the process. Without the report, many project teams will struggle to keep up the momentum on long term projects.

Who prepares project reports?

A project status report is typically prepared by insiders who are involved in its day-to-day workings. Usually this is the project management team, a body of project managers and department executives with general or specific knowledge of the project.

Who is a project status report for?

A project report will need to be written for different people; each stakeholder will require different information that's important to them - remember this when putting together the progress of the project. It's not a one size fits all situation.

You may be dealing with sensitive information that could damage relationships or even severe them if put in front of the wrong eyes. At the same time, you could be releasing information that isn't relevant to certain people; in receiving an onslaught of information someone may miss the data or info that is specifically important for their eyes.

Different people that need to see an ongoing project status report:  

When to write a project status report?

This largely depends on the timeline (or predicted timeline for that matter) outlined in your project manager reports . If your project is expected to run over a few years, it may be best to create quarterly project status reports. However, if your project is set to run around six months to a year, monthly is recommended.

For all of the help that project status reports provide, it's important to remember that they can be pretty time consuming to make. We've provided a sample project report in this article to make your job easier; however, it's still a process. Click here to view our project report sample gallery .

For all the time a project manager is putting into a status report, they're not putting the work into managing their team. Pick a regular period to deliver the report in and put it in the Gantt calendar. Be conscious of the time it consumes, and try to stick to the real-time delivery dates.

In doing this, you'll save a lot of time with unnecessary communication from different players. Questions like "What’s the status of XYZ?" "How's the budget looking for XYZ for the project?" can all wait for the regular report- leaving the team to focus on their job.

How to write a Project Report in 7 Steps

Step 1: define your objectives.

Clearly state the purpose of the report and explain why it is necessary. Defining your objectives and providing smart goal examples can help you stay focused while writing and keep those reading the report engaged and informed.

Step 2: Have Your Audience in Mind

When writing project reports, tailor the content and your tone of voice to the audience as much as possible. Use impactful graphics and important data to connect with the people who will be reading this report.

Step 3: Write the Outline

Before you start writing, first create a list of all the sections in your report. For more details, check "What to Include in a Project Status" below, or take a look at our status report templates .

Step 4: First Draft

After your outline and analysis, you can start a rough draft.  As the name suggests, it doesn't need to be perfect. If you are looking for a tool to help you put together project reports, try our document editor .

Step 5: Fine Tune Your Analysis

As time permits and new information comes in, fill in any data gaps or highlight any current or potential issues you find. Use the 'Findings' section to focus on the values, and make clear any limitations of the analysis.

Step 6: Recommend Next Steps

Once you have completed your data analysis, you will be able to propose actionable ideas towards the project's mutually desired outcome. The more solid your analysis and findings are, the more credible your project reports will be.

Step 7: Polish for Distribution

Before you send your report, proofread for grammar, spelling, and typos so that your final document looks as professional as possible. If you're sending the report in a group email, keep an eye on the file size.

What to include in a project status report?

Depending on who you're writing the report for, this will change. However, there are a few core elements to include for the project progress , despite who is reading the project report. ‍

Executive Summary

If you are wondering how to write a report about a project, start with an executive summary. Short overviews provide the reader with the essential takeaways from the report without having to read all the project details. Executive summaries are very helpful for those who need a quick glance at the project's general direction without wading through a lot of data.

Project Progress

In the project status report, the project's progress is tracked with real metrics. This provides an overview of the project's status and budget and also identifies potential risks and issues. This data-driven approach provides project management with feedback and enables them to make adjustments.

It's important to document all of the resources you had mapped out in your project plan . What do you have left still available? What have you used and found insufficient? Of what resources do you need more? This can include project management tools and physical resources like software or a PDF, but also human resources.

Timelines and targets

It's essential to give everyone an overview of your project timelines in these status reports, especially those that are outside of your project team and not using the project management software you're using.

At this point, be realistic with your timelines, not optimistic . Refer back to your Gantt calendar to help with this. Save your optimism for team meetings to spur your project team on in working more efficiently and hitting deadlines. In the reporting part, you need to be honest with your timelines and deliverables, both with the goals you have or have not hit and those you expect to be on time with or not.

Many players further down the line will be working on the information you provided in this section of the project reports, it therefore needs to be accurate so they can manage their workload and be available on the predicted date.

Notable changes

This can radically vary but needs to be anything notable that's happened and is no longer abiding by the initial project plan. If you're using editable report samples for projects rather than a PDF, you can go back and edit your project plan to accommodate changes.

However, it's not recommended. You can't guarantee that your team will continuously be referencing the initial project plan once they've got a clear scope of what they need to do for the entire project.

Funding & budgets

The project manager should use the time dedicated to a project status report to reflect his or her budget. Accounting skills are vital for a project manager's success, and being able to handle a large budget will come in handy when it comes to managing the overall funding of a project.

In this part of the report, give a clear overview of expenses, predicted expenses, and visually highlights where you were over or under budget in real-time. The team can learn from this, not only for future projects but even for next month's project management status report.

Team performance

Use goals and targets to quantitatively identify if the team is performing well. While doing this, it's essential to consider the hurdles they've had to jump along the way. Have they faced exceptional circumstances that were not planned? If so, how did they cope and react to these challenges?  

Risk management

This is the final part of the Project Status report and one of the most important skill sets for a successful project manager: Risk Management . A project manager needs to have a certain amount of hindsight at play in their everyday work and be able to give an executive summary of all risks.

In the project status report, give an overview of any predicted risks and try to display them tiered so that any reader has a clear overview of what the greatest risks are right through to very low-level risks, and what can be done to prevent them. Always have a Plan B and adapt it every time a project status report is created.

The risk management report is often best accompanied by a risk analysis meeting. Come out of your meeting with detailed meeting minutes and use your team's knowledge and perspective to give a comprehensive overview of all the risks at play.

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Project Report Examples

There are several different types of project reports. Here are some project reporting examples of the most widely used types.

Project Status Report

A project status report is used to communicate the project’s progress and to ensure that all parties involved are kept in the loop. Project status report examples include updates to all stakeholders as the project progresses, amended project plans, and notifications of any issues or risks that have arisen.

Project Tracking Report

Project tracking reports provide real numbers, metrics, and other key indicators of the project's progress. Tracking project report examples include data concerning project status, tasks, team performance, completion rate and other metrics in a comprehensive report.

Project Performance Report

Project performance reports are a more specialized project status report. Examples include overviews of progress, resource allocation, and costs. Project performance reports help monitor the project's current direction and forecast its success. Using performance reports, the team can address issues that are holding the project back.

Project Health Report

Project health reports are an example of project management reports that help identify potential issues before they occur, saving the firm money, time, and resources. When project sponsors and supervisors are notified of risks, they can adjust strategy accordingly before problems manifest.

Project Summary Report

You are writing for busy people when you prepare a project management report. Examples of tasks completed and financials let them see important data quickly, then allocate their time to sections that directly concern them. A project summary report should highlight key milestones and point out upcoming tasks.

Project Time Tracking Report

Project time tracking reports can help project managers gauge their teams' efficiency and identify areas for improvement. For example, project reports can show which parts of the project are requiring more time to complete and reallocate resources from issues that are requiring less hours than expected.

‍ Best practices when writing a project report

Wondering how to write a report on a project effectively? Look no further, we've got you covered!There are a few things you need to remember when putting together a project report to help ensure it's efficient and supports the project's success.

Knowing how to write project reports successfully is largely dependent on honesty.

There is no use in hiding deliverables or viewing the truth through rose-tinted glasses. You're not creating a presentation to win someone over here; you're creating a factual report to make sure everyone has as clear an overview as possible.

Stay honest throughout your reporting, give accurate numbers (don't round up or down), and don't make excuses. Remain critical.

Give as much information as possible

This comes at your judgment, but the more relevant information, the better. A project manager will have a fantastic overview of a project and the current status. For that reason, they're the best person to put together a project status report.

However, a project manager shouldn't be afraid to let team members fill in parts of the report if they have a better overview of a particular task within the project. Assign different areas of the project report to different team members and then review everything before the report is submitted.

Write clearly

Clear and concise writing skills are so crucial in making sure your project report is understood. Don't view the project status report as something you just need to get done and delivered.

Review it, make sure there are no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. You'll be surprised at what the power of a comma can, do. See? Make sure the read of your report is as smooth as your project management skills.

Celebrate success

For all of the faults, risks, and problems you report in your project status report, it's essential to document your successes. A project is a rollercoaster. There will be ups and downs and spirals and flips. Identify which of these are wins and celebrate them.

By celebrating success, you will lift the morale of the project team and remind the project manager of what has been achieved so far.

Write for aliens

A proper project manager report example will be accessible for a wide audience.You'll be writing a project plan for many people, many of whom will not have had direct exposure to your team, your company, or the task/s at hand. When we say write for aliens, we mean writing for someone who has no clue what's happening.

Even the simplest of abbreviations or presumptions can be interpreted as something entirely different by someone else. Leave no room for error or misunderstanding.

Don't be afraid to use visuals

Visual support is fantastic for getting your point across or displaying information more clearly in a project status report. Visual aids can break up the monotony of the report if there's a lot of copy, which will be a welcomed relief on the eyes of any reader.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and for a good reason, if you're struggling to get your point across, then look for an example of it online. Use visuals as a supporting example of what you're saying.  

Automate processes where you can

Despite each project having its own landscape, you can surprise yourself with the amount that you can automate in your reporting process. Learn how to make the most of excel spreadsheets and tool integrations to see how you can backfill or auto-populate data into your project report.

It's these small time-saving hacks that will make your project report more efficient and better looking in the future.

A Project Report Template

Use this project report sample as a starting point for your project reports. Adapt it to your company and project needs and share it with the right people to ensure your project stays on track.

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How to Write a Project Report: Step-By-Step Guide [+ 4 Free Templates]

By archtc on December 26, 2017 — 21 minutes to read

At some point during the implementation of a project, a project report has to be generated in order to paint a mental image of the whole project. Ultimately, a project report must maximize the insight gained with minimal effort from the reader. Apart from describing its results, it must also explain the implications of those results to the organization and its business operations.

How to Write a Project Status Report:

The most common type of project report, a project status report provides a general state of the project to its stakeholders. It quantifies work performed and completed in measurable terms. It compares this with an established baseline to see if the project is on track or; if adjustments have to be made if the project is behind its schedule. It keeps everyone on the same page and manages each other’s expectations.

Project status reports are accomplished to serve the following purposes;

Status reports are most effective when they follow a standard form with predefined fields that need to be regularly updated. Doing so will save time and provide consistency and predictability of the information the stakeholders will receive about the status of the project.


For a status report to be comprehensive, it must include the following elements:

Summary/overall health of the project, facts on the project progress, target vs. actual accomplishments, action(s) taken, risks and issues, keys to an effective project status report.

Risk Registers

All projects, or any activities of business, face risks. It is just a matter of how an organization identifies, assesses, analyzes, and monitors these risks. With a Risk Register, an organization is equipped with a tool to better respond to problems that may arise because of these risks. It helps in the decision-making process and enables the stakeholders to take care of the threats in the best way possible.

A Risk Register, also called an Issue Log, is iterative because it will be updated periodically depending on how often the team identifies a potential risk. It may also be updated if the characteristics of the existing potential risks change as the project progresses. 

The Risk Register document contains information about the following:

Risk Identification

Risk Analysis

Risk Evaluation

Using the table above, the identified risk can be ranked this way:

Risk Treatment

Keys to an Effective Risk Register

Project Closure Report

As the end of a project, a Project Closure Report signals its culmination. Its submission officially concludes a project and implies that funds and resources will no longer be needed, and everything will go back to its status prior to the implementation of the project.

This process is critical as it will officially tie up all loose ends and prevent confusion among stakeholders.

This particular type of project report summarizes information on the project results, the criteria used to measure the effectiveness of the project delivery process, and the feedback from the stakeholders. Each performance metric includes an assessment and a narration of how the team performed on such metrics.

This performance metric describes how the team utilized the budget in carrying out the project effectively. Under this performance metric, the following aspects are measured:

Component Breakdown

Budget variance, explanations for key variances.

Describe how the team implemented the project within the expected time frame and schedule.

Overall Project Duration

Schedule variance, the explanations for key variances, change management.

This metric refers to the team’s ability to handle and manage changes throughout the project’s implementation effectively. It is measured through the following:

Total Number of Changes

The impact of the changes, the highlight of changes, quality management.

This particular metric refers to the team’s ability to observe and comply with quality standards during the project’s implementation.

Total Number of Defects Identified

The explanation for resolved defects, risk and issue management.

This metric deals with how risks and matters that occurred during project implementation were handled and resolved by the team. Key points to include are the following:

The impact of the Risks and Issues to the Project

Human resource management.

This refers to the team’s ability to carry out the project effectively.

Project Organization Structure

This metric looks at how the stakeholders participated in the project.


Communication management.

Under this metric, communication throughout the duration of the project is assessed.

Communication Management Plan

Lesson Learned

Other Metrics

Other points of interest may not have been captured in the Project Status Report and may be included in the Project Closeout Report. Some of these factors include:

Duration and Effort by Project Phase

Benefits realized, benchmark comparisons, keys to an effective project closure report.

Executive Summary

A little bit different from the types of project reports previously mentioned, an Executive Summary  is a distinct kind of report which uses different language. It is a high-level report which aims to provide a bigger and deeper understanding of the project—how it will benefit the organization and how it will fit into future business strategies. It is written with a busy executive in mind, someone who has a lot of important things to do and may find reading a lengthy piece of prose a waste of precious time. Factual and objective, this particular type of project report must be able to provide a realistic status of the project, as business executives understand that everything may not go according to the plan.

Some may confuse an executive summary with an abstract but, in reality, they are clearly distinct from one another and serve a different purpose.

An abstract is usually written for academic or scientific papers. It is written with a topic sentence which, generally, gives an overview of what the article is about. It is, then, supported by two or three supporting sentences which support the main idea of the topic sentence.

An executive summary, on the other hand, is composed of different sections discussing almost every significant aspect of an undertaking. It consists of sequentially arranged key points supported by conclusions and recommendations. Check our in-depth article on how to write an effective executive summary .

Things to Remember in Writing Project Reports

Here are some of the principles that need to be observed in writing an effective project report;

Write for the reader

The report should have a structure, ensure that the report is evidence-based and is supported by data, make it as objective as possible.

There is a clear distinction between facts and opinions . These should never be used together, especially if the report is dwelling on a failed project. The report becomes subjective if it reflects personal opinions of the writer. Make it objective by eliminating all parts which are not based on facts and real events. If it is really necessary to include a personal view or opinion, make sure to explicitly identify it as such. A separate section of the project report may be devoted to the writer’s personal opinion to keep the rest of the report unbiased.

There are a number of ways project reporting helps an organization, a team, and even the project itself and here are some of them:

It tracks the progress of the project

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Project Online comes with sample reports that you can use as a starting point for reporting on your projects. Read this article to get an overview of these reports and how you can use them.

Where are the reports?

Your sample reports are available in a Reports library in your Project Online site. To view them, in your Project Online site, click Reports .

In the Reports library in your Project Online site, you'll find your sample reports

Or, click Settings > Site Contents , and then choose Reports . Open the language folder that applies to you, and there you'll see your sample reports.

What's in the set of sample reports?

In Project Online, you get three sample reports that provide high-level details about all your projects. Each report uses some combination of the six prebuilt OData data connections that come with Project Online. Using OData data sources enables people to refresh the data while viewing each workbook in a browser window. The following sections provide more details about the sample reports.

Project Overview Dashboard

Project overview, resource overview.

The Project Overview Dashboard looks like this:

The Project Overview Dashboard workbook gives high-level task information for your projects

This workbook includes several useful views about assignments and tasks.

Projects     In the upper left corner, you'll find a list of projects. If you select a project, you'll see its start date and finish date and percent complete data.

AssignmentWork, and AssignmentActualWork by ProjectName     An assignment is a unique pairing between a resource and a task. For example, if you have one task and you assign two resources to that task, you have two assignments for your project. This view shows planned assignment work alongside completed assignment work.

Count of TaskId by ProjectName     This view tells how many tasks there are for each project.

Risks and Issues information about your projects will also show up in this report.

The Project Overview Dashboard workbook contains a Data Model that uses the following OData connections: Issues, Projects, Risks, and Tasks .

The Project Overview report looks like this:

The Project Overview workbook gives task complete information for your projects

This workbook contains a slicer two charts:

Project Name     This slicer enables you to select a project and then view information for just that project in the charts.

Percent Complete     This chart shows you, in percentages, the degree of completion for your projects. You can see at a glance which project is the most complete, and which ones are least complete.

Count of Assignments and Tasks     This chart shows you how many tasks and assignment there are for each project.

The Project Overview workbook contains a Data Model that uses the following OData connections: Assignments, Issues, Projects, Risks, and Tasks.

The Resource Overview report looks like this:

The Resource Overview workbook gives resource information for your projects

This workbook contains one slicer and two charts:

Assignment Work and Actual Work     This chart shows planned, assigned work and actual work done across different project resources.

Count of Tasks by Resource     This chart shows how many tasks there are for project resources.

The Resource Overview report contains a Data Model that uses the following OData connections: Assignments, Resources, and Tasks.

What if more reports are needed?

Most likely, you'll want to create your own reports to view and track your projects. The sample reports are intended to provide a starting point for you; those reports are not intended to be your overall project reporting solution. You can easily create new reports that you can use in addition to (or instead of) the sample reports.

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What reporting tools can I use with project data?

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20 Best PowerPoint PPT Project Status Report & Update Templates 2022

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Working on a big project can be stressful if you've got no idea of how it’s progressing. It’s easy to keep everyone on the same page and updated. Present the status of your project with a project status report for PPT.

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Annual Report PowerPoint Template

This PowerPoint report template can easily be used for a project status report in PPT. The project status report PowerPoint has a professional design. It includes different slides in widescreen format. You’ll also find plenty of infographic elements. Still wondering how to present project status in PowerPoint? This template is a great place to start.

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Movea Project Status Report Powerpoint Template

Here’s another great project status PowerPoint template. Create a beautiful status update slide with this template. This PowerPoint report template comes with editable icons. Also, find image placeholders with this project update template PPT . With your download you'll get:

Looking for a sample project report PPT? Start working with this amazing status update presentation. 

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Rima – Business PowerPoint Template

This cool and modern PowerPoint template has all you need. Rima has enough project status presentation slides PPT for you to play. Create a stunning project report with this template. It comes with 39 unique slides and vector icons. The PowerPoint report template also has image placeholders. This is one of the best project status reports in PowerPoint you'll find. 

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Project Plan PowerPoint Template

Looking for a project update presentation sample? Here’s another complete project status report PowerPoint template. Use it to create great-looking project reports. The PowerPoint report template comes with unique slides in widescreen resolution. Wondering how to present project status in PowerPoint? This template includes charts and infographics to make it happen.

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Web Design Proposal PowerPoint Template

Are you a web designer working for different clients? Learn how to present project progress in PowerPoint. Get this status update PPT to present your progress. This modern PowerPoint template also works for any type of presentation. This template has everything you need for detailed project reports PPT. 

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Project Proposal Powerpoint Presentation Template

This is a beautiful project status update PPT PowerPoint template. Use this for different project status reports. It comes with 30 slides for a complete project progress presentation PPT. The status update slide comes with image placeholders. This is a great PowerPoint report template.  

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Holi – Business PowerPoint Template

Last but not least! Create an amazing project status report PPT with this template. Holi is a simple PowerPoint template with a clean and bold design. It includes 39 unique project status update slide. You’ll find drag-and-drop image placeholders and custom icons.

Design a stunning project status report. This is one of the best project status progress report templates.

How to Quickly Customize a Premium Project Status Template

Found your project status report template for PPT? Now you’ll need to customize it to fit your project details. Take a look at how easy it is. Customize a premium project status report template below. 

For this tutorial, I’ll be using ga-analytics#sendElementsClickEvent">Movea: Project Status Report PowerPoint Template. Find it on Envato Elements. This template has a modern and clean design. It comes with 50 editable project status update slides in two color variations. 

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Let's get started:

1. Choose Your Slides

Selecting slides in the Movea template

To delete unwanted slides, click on the View tab and select Slide Sorter . Then, hold down the Shift key and click on each slide you don’t want to keep. After you've selected all the unnecessary slides, right-click and select Delete slide . Then, switch back to Normal view . 

2. Add Your Content

Adding content

Add your own content. Double-click on any text area and press CTRL+A or CMD+A to select all the text. Then, paste your own content or type it in. 

3. Customize Fonts

Customizing fonts

As you’re entering the content, it’s easy to update your fonts at the same time. While the text is highlighted, select a different font from the drop-down menu on the Home tab of the ribbon. 

4. Customize Colors

Customizing colors in Movea template

To change the colors, click on the Design tab and select a different color theme. 

Or right-click on any colored area and select Format shape . Then, click on Fill > Solid Fill and enter your own color code. 

5. Add Your Own Images 

adding custom images

The last step is to add your own images or photos. Most PowerPoint project status report templates come with image placeholders. It’s easy to do. Click on an image placeholder icon, choose an image from your computer, and click Insert .

5 Tips For Creating a Project Status Report Template PPT

Add the necessary project status update slides to your PowerPoint report template. Here are five tips that can help you work with a project report template:  

1. Use Gantt Charts

Gantt charts are an excellent way to illustrate a project schedule in the form of a bar chart. This type of chart is a staple for any project status report. 

Project Status Report PowerPoint

2. Talk About Solutions 

Even when these details were laid out before the project was started. Talk about how your project is solving problems. This helps connect your audience with the problem and solution again. 

3. Break Your Project Down

Project status reports are about breaking down the components of your project. Turn them into digestible pieces. Consider one slide that contains a road map, sections breakdown, or project phases. 

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4. Add an Expenses Page

The road map to achieving a particular is important. So is including your expenses. This expense slide can be a simple list of all the expenses that you've accrued.

5. Add Milestones

On a project status report, include all the milestones that you reached. Add any future milestones that you plan to reach with your project. This is essential for your audience to know what you've done and what you plan to do. 

Project Plan - A4 Vertical PowerPoint Template

Let's look at a few of the most popular design trends! Apply them all on your PowerPoint report templates in 2022.

Top 5 Project Status Report Design Trends

Deliver the most up-to-date designs to your audience in your project status reports. We've collected five of the top design trends in 2022. Use them in your own PowerPoints:

1. Include Multi-Colored Charts

Make the charts more interesting. Use many complementary colors to highlight lines, bars, and tables. Blue, green, and red colors work exceptionally well here. 

Multi Colored Charts

2. Add Dimension

Make your design seem more interesting and pop out of the slides. Layer your elements on top of each other. This gives a sense of dimension in your slides that looks visually pleasing. Add solid shapes on your slides as this is one standard design that always looks great.

3. Use Highlight Colors

This can really help give a hierarchy to your slides design. This color can be a highlight color that's used for on the various shapes on your slides. Draw attention to a particular section on the slide. Display the most important information on that slide. 

Highlight color

4. Include Various Types of Charts

Get creative with the different types of graphs in project status reports. Use them to highlight specific data for your project in your project status PPT . Pie charts, line graphs, bar charts, timelines, and infographics. All work well in a project status PPT . Only include charts that fit the particular content that you're presenting.

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5. Use Icons

Most types of PowerPoint presentations come with icons in their slides. Create a complete project report PPT using icons as visual aids. They also work for a project progress presentation PPT.

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Common PowerPoint Questions Answered (FAQ)

Microsoft PowerPoint is a complete slideshow software. It's got all the features you could ever want in this type of software. Get the most out of PowerPoint are your presentations. We'll cover five frequently asked questions:

1. Can I Print My PowerPoint Presentations?

Absolutely! Need to print out hard copies of your PowerPoint presentations? You can easily do this within the software. But keep in mind that all your animations and videos won't be able to be shown. 

For more information on how you can print your presentations, check out the article below:

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2. Can I Customize Templates Easily?

All PowerPoint templates are fully customizable regardless of what template you use. Templates will help you start with a professional design. Customize every aspect of the design to fit your particular presentation.

Learn how to edit your PowerPoints from the article below:

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3. Can You Create Infographics in PowerPoint?

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4. How Can I Make My Presentations More Interesting?

PowerPoint presentations can be quite stale. Add the right elements to your slides. There are many different ways that you can spice up your slides. Here are some tips to create a captivating presentation:

Check out this article. Find out how you can add interest to your slides:

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5. Can I Record a PowerPoint Presentation Via Zoom?

Virtual meetings are a staple for any business in 2022. Don't miss any detail through recording a presentation on Zoom.

To begin a recording of a PowerPoint presentation, move your cursor over the menu bar in Zoom. To record your PowerPoint in Zoom, click Record .

For a more detailed explanation, follow the tutorial below: 

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Learn More About Making Great PowerPoint Presentations

Creating great presentations can be tricky. Ready to learn more about making great PowerPoint presentations ? We've got you covered. Check out the tutorials below: 

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How to Make & Give Great PowerPoint Presentations (In 5 Simple Steps)

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How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation From a PPT Template

How to make great ppt charts & graphs in microsoft powerpoint (+video), create stunning project status reports and updates with top quality templates.

Create a great-looking project status report and update. It isn't difficult once you've got a solid base to start from. Find top-quality ga-analytics#sendElementsClickEvent">project status report templates  for PowerPoint over on Envato Elements. Get access to thousands of other design assets when you sign up for this all-inclusive offer. 

Browse our collection of best ga-analytics#sendElementsClickEvent">project status report templates for PowerPoint. Find your next favorite presentation template!  

Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Daniel Strongin and Janila Castañeda . Daniel is a freelance instructor for Envato Tuts+. Janila is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.

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Free End of Year Report Templates

Smartsheet Contributor Joe Weller

August 20, 2019

An end of year report provides key information about a company’s performance and can help with strategic planning. Here, find the top annual report templates — all of which are free to download — and learn how to write a year end report.

Included on this page, you'll find a variety of free, helpful templates, including a simple year end report template , an annual financial report template , details on how to write an end of year report , and tips for writing an end of year report .

Simple Year End Report Template

Simple Year End Report Template

This is a simple annual report that provides the basic sections: title page, executive summary, table of contents, annual financial report, and conclusion. The template comes with pre-built tables for you to add financial totals, but you can also customize the tables to include more in-depth financial information, or insert a separate financial report. Additionally, the conclusion provides space for an auditor’s report, if necessary. 

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Annual Financial Report Template

Annual Financial Report Template

This template provides an in-depth breakdown of your organization’s financials for the previous and reporting years, so you can see changes in fiscal health over a one-year interval. The template includes a table with space to input revenue, operating expenses, operating profit, net profit, and tax, as well as room to add other budget metrics. The Excel version will automatically calculate totals, and you can easily cut and paste this template into your larger, written year end report.

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Annual Business Report Template

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This simple spreadsheet template provides a detailed view of your company’s financials over time. Enter your planned revenue and expenses by month, and then track those estimates against actuals for the year. This template separates income from expenses, so you can clearly view cash flow, which enables you to get an accurate 12-month snapshot of your business finances. 

Download Annual Business Report Template

Excel | Smartsheet

Annual Sales Report Template

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Use this annual sales report template to report on sales data from the past year, and also break down finances into monthly and quarterly activities. In addition, you can use this template for future planning by reviewing previous monthly and quarterly sales trends. Insert this sales report — available in a spreadsheet style — into a larger financial or year end report, so stakeholders can gain insight into the specifics of your sales figures. 

Download Annual Sales Report Template - Excel

Annual Marketing Report Template

Annual Marketing Report Template

This is a formal template for reporting on marketing department activities over the course of a year. The template includes an editable title page, a table of contents, an executive summary, and a conclusion page, as well as a comprehensive financial report. Input quarterly planned and actual costs, and the table will automatically calculate fiscal totals. Attach any supplemental material directly to the template, and then present this full scale marketing report directly to stakeholders. 

Download Annual Marketing Report Template

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Department Year End Report Template

Department year End Report Template

Use this Excel spreadsheet to create an annual financial overview of any department within your organization. Simply input details about every project (deliverables, client, etc.), the planned versus actual costs, and total income, and the template will automatically calculate the total net income. You can edit this template to fit the needs of a particular department, be it sales, marketing, or IT, and you can easily cut and paste it into a larger written document. 

Download Department Year End Report Template - Excel 

Annual Expense Report Template

Annual Expense Report Template

Use this annual expense report template to document all profits and losses over the course of a year. The template includes sections to list revenue, reductions, and expenses (including professional services, banking and finance, general business, vehicle/travel, and taxes) in monthly intervals, and then combines totals to provide a full annual budget report. Once you’ve entered your totals for each month, a built-in, color-coded graph will depict gross profit, total expenses, and profit and loss. You can find additional templates in our collection of free expense report templates .

Download Annual Expense Report Template - Excel

Nonprofit Annual Report Template

Nonprofit Annual Report Template

This is a formal, comprehensive annual report template intended for nonprofit organizations. The template includes pages to reiterate mission statement, note all significant accomplishments, relay targeted impact stories, and list notable donors. Additionally, it provides an in-depth financial overview in a spreadsheet layout — simply add quarterly income from foundation grants, corporate and individual contributions, government contracts, and other donations, and then calculate tax, expenses, and other losses to provide an accurate annual financial summary.

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Additional Project and Financial Tracking Templates

In this section, you’ll find additional templates that may assist in your annual reporting efforts, including a variety of financial planning and budgeting templates, a cash flow statement, project planning templates, and more.

Client Projects and Budget Overages Template

Client Projects and Budget Overages Template

This comprehensive budgeting template tracks client projects (including individual tasks) with emphasis on planned versus actuals in labor, materials, and other costs (i.e., travel, equipment, and fixed costs). The template will then automatically calculate actual costs (which you can compare against planned costs) and produce a color-coded over/under balance. Use this template over time to improve budget planning and become more realistic when projecting client costs. 

Download Client Projects and Budget Overages Template

Monthly Billing Statement Template

Monthly Billing Statement Template

Use this simple billing statement template to invoice any clients for services completed in the past month. Simply list the date, type of service provided, the invoice number, and balance due, and send the sheet to your customer to square away any outstanding payments. If applicable, you can also include remittance information, or edit the template to reflect weekly, quarterly, or annual billing, as appropriate. 

Download Monthly Billing Statement Template - Excel

Upcoming Projects Template

Upcoming Projects Template

This is a simple project tracker template that you can use to list, track, and manage multiple projects. Document the status, priority, and deadline of each project, and then list information about each sub-task (description, assignee, deliverable, cost, percentage complete, etc.) as child rows. This template is useful for managing and reporting on projects within a portfolio, or when you simply need to track multiple projects simultaneously. 

Download Upcoming Projects Template - Excel

Income Statement Template

Income Statement Template

This simple income statement template functions as a budget report. Note total income, cost of goods sold, and total expenses (broken down into categories such as wages and benefits, rent/mortgage, utilities, web hosting, insurance, etc.). The Excel template automatically calculates the total net income to give you a high-level snapshot into your organization’s financial position. 

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Balance Sheet Template

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Businesses can create a balance sheet to provide a full financial overview by documenting all assets and liabilities. This balance sheet template prompts you to list all current and fixed assets and liabilities as well as the owner’s equity. Once complete, use the balance sheet as a summary of complicated financial data and share it with investors and other stakeholders. 

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Cash Flow Statement Template

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A cash flow statement documents the net flow of cash into and out of an organization, which is useful for analyzing overall business performance and aiding in financial planning. This simple cash flow statement template includes space to list beginning balance, cash receipts, cash payments, cost of goods sold, operating expenses, and other expenses, and then provides totals for total cash payments, net cash change, and monthly cash position. To learn more about these statements by reading “Free Cash Flow Statement Templates.”

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Year End Reporting

A year end report , also called an annual report or end of year report , details an organization’s activities throughout the preceding year. The report typically communicates overall company performance, financial information, and other key performance indicators (KPIs) . Publicly-held companies must submit a year end report as part of their legal accountability to shareholders.

Collecting — and then interpreting — data on an annual cadence allows companies to reflect on their performance over the past year. This information is essential for making future projections, adjusting goals and timelines, and identifying any inefficiencies and areas for improvement. Annual reports can be intended for internal or external (stakeholder) use.

A year end report is different than a project management office (PMO) report , which is a document that a department creates to assess the performance or status of an individual project or group of projects.

All told, an annual report functions similarly to a school report card, taking into account various performance data and evaluating that data from multiple points of view. In addition to creating a year end report, you may choose to create quarterly or monthly reports in order to get a lower-rage view of performance.

Year End Payroll Reports

Use a year end payroll report to reconcile all the payroll information from the previous year. To create a year end payroll report, compile employee identification details (address, position, SSN, etc.), as well as all salary, benefits, and tax and deduction information. This report can fit in with an annual financial report and help plan the personnel budget for the upcoming year.

Benefits of a Year End Report

At its core, a year end report provides organizations an opportunity to evaluate their overall performance and reflect on the past year. The information in an annual report provides insight into what is and isn’t working, and therefore can prompt companies to reconsider their approach in multiple categories (operations, finance, hiring and staff retention, marketing, customer retention, etc.).

Additionally, creating a year end report will allow you to do the following:

A year-end report can also double as marketing material — or at least serve as a jumping off point. Simply use the insights gained or data collected as content for public-facing materials.

How to Write an End of Year Report

Although annual reports may vary based on the industry or audience (i.e., internal or external stakeholders), a typical report — which should be a formal, written (typically Word or PDF) document — will include the following sections:

Tips for Writing a Year End Report

Regardless of your industry, you should adhere to the following best practices when compiling your end of year report:

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Report Writing Format with Templates and Sample Report

Report Writing Format with Templates and Sample Report

Written by: Orana Velarde

An illustration of a woman at a desk working on a report on her computer.

There are many types of reports – sales reports, marketing reports, school reports, social media reports and more. 

But no matter which type of report you have to write, it must follow the correct report writing format. With the right format, your report will be easy to read and understand.

First of all, a report is unlike an essay, blog post or journalistic article. The main idea of a report is to present facts about a specific topic, situation, or event. 

It’s not about supporting ideas or hypotheses. The information must be presented in a clear and concise way — that’s why the proper report writing format is essential.

Just as there are different types of reports, there are also different ways to deliver them. Reports can be printed documents, interactive slide decks or even a visual infographic .

Follow the format in this article independently of your report’s visual composition. The content should be set up the same way for any format you choose.

Once you’ve written your report, log into your Visme dashboard and find the perfect report template for your needs. Input your written content, create data visualizations and create a report that won’t bore your audience.

Here's a short selection of 6 easy-to-edit report templates you can edit, share and download with Visme. View more templates below:

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Table of Contents

6 types of reports, the ultimate report writing format, top report writing tips, sample report in standard report writing format.

There are a selection of different reports you might need to create. Each of these will follow a similar reporting writing format to what we've covering in this post.

1. Annual Reports

The first type of report we'll cover is an annual report . This will typically round up a business's year of progress and performance to let supervisors and team members know how the company did.

It can include anything from website analytics to sales profits, depending on who the report is meant for.

A yellow and black annual report template available in Visme.

2. Weekly Reports

One report that is helpful to provide your team is a weekly report based on your progress in various projects and goals. This can be a simple one-pager, or a more in-depth report with specific updates.

A blue and green weekly report template available in Visme.

3. Project Reports

Keep clients and team members up-to-date on the status of various projects you're working on by providing them with a project report. This can include a timeline of your report progress and the deadline for each segment to keep everyone on the same page.

A yellow and grey project status report template available in Visme.

4. Sales/Marketing Reports

It's essential to keep your team updated on how your sales and/or marketing strategies are going. Put together graphs showing profit margins, increases in engagement and more.

These types of reports are also a great way to determine whether your strategies are working or if they need some tweaking in the future.

A yellow yellow and blue sales report template available in Visme.

5. Research Report

Sometimes if you need to do some in-depth research, the best way to present that information is with a research report. Whether it's scientific findings, data and statistics from a study, etc., a research report is a great way to share your results.

A blue and white "state of" research report template available in Visme.

6. Academic Report

An academic report is one created for a class, often in graduate or undergraduate university. This follows a formal writing style and dives into a topic related to the student's academic studies.

A seminar presentation template available in Visme.

Now we're getting to the good part — the ultimate report writing format. While this may vary based on the data and information you pull, following along with this format is always going to be a great way to start off any report.

It goes a little something like this:

Each of these eight elements ensures that you leave no stone unturned and that your reader knows exactly what they're learning in your report and how you gathered this information.

Your next step is to get started with an outline. At each point of the outline, use one or two sentences to describe what will go in there. It doesn’t need to say much, just an idea for you to follow later. Input some design ideas for the overall design as well.

For example, in the Table of Contents section, simply add that you want it to only cover one page or slide, make a note if you’d like to add the pages for only the main sections or maybe also the subsections. 

In the Appendices section, list all the links to the sources you used and add on as you do more research. Every source you reference in your report must be listed here.

The most important part of your outline is the Body section. In there, create an internal outline of sections and subsections that you can follow later when writing.

An illustration of a sheet of paper with a report outline written on it.

After you’ve drafted the outline, it’s time to put together all of the content into the report. The outline we provided above is the only report writing format you’ll ever need. You can add sections if needed but don’t take any away.

Let’s take a look at every section in detail. 

The title page of a report.

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The title of your report should be clear in its wording. It must say exactly what the report is about. Remember that this isn’t a novel. Include a subtitle if necessary, making sure the font size of each subtitle is smaller than the title.

In terms of design , your title can be designed as an inviting cover page. There needs to be a clear hierarchy in how the title looks.

On your title or cover page , be sure to include the following:

The table of contents in a report.

Always leave the Table of Contents page until the end. After all, you can’t write a table of contents if you don’t know all of your page numbers yet. 

However, if your Body outline already has each of your section and subsection titles defined, you can add those to the contents and leave the numbering for later.

Having a Table of Content pages makes it easy for your readers to find the information they're most interested in quickly and easily, improving overall readability. So you absolutely do not want to skip this step.

The summary page of a report.

Likewise, the summary (also known as the abstract) of the report is best done after you’ve finished writing the report. You can draft a summary at the beginning to help you continue with the work, but you’ll definitely want to revisit it at the end.

A summary is a blurb of the entire report . It must include the purpose, the process and a snippet of the resolution. This should be no longer than a single paragraph or two.


The introductory page of a report.

In the introduction, state what the report is about and why it has been created. Depending on the length of your report , the introduction could range from one single paragraph to an entire page long. 

For example, one paragraph is enough for a social media report introduction while an entire page would be more suitable for an annual report .

Take this time to introduce why your topic is so important, especially if it's a research report. You need to focus on why your readers should care about what you have uncovered.

Three body pages of a report sharing the research findings.

The body of your report is where all the information is put together and will be the longest section of your report. This will likely span several (anywhere from 5-50) pages. Follow your initial outline to maintain consistent flow in the content creation. Write the body content as sections and subsections.

Furthermore, use bullet points and data visualization as visual cues . These will help your audience to better understand the content of your report. 

Check out this video from Visme for some tips on visualizing all that data!

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Close your report with a well-crafted conclusion . Formulate it as a brief summary of what was covered within the report, and be sure to include a mention to the recommendations section and the resources in the appendix.

This section should never bring new information to the table — instead, it should simply summarize all of the findings you've already mentioned into one concise final section.


The recommendations page of a report.

Craft the recommendations section as a set of actionable steps with smart goals associated along with possible solutions. This section is irrelevant for school reports or book reports, but is essential in a business setting. 

The appendices section of a report.

This is the section where you list all your sources if it’s a research report. You should also add any links that are relevant to the report — or previous reports about the same topic. 

You could even link an interactive version of the report you just created with Visme. Visme allows you to create interactive and animated documents that can be published to the web with a single click, offering a new dimension to your report.

A good rule of thumb when creating your appendices is to only add information that is relevant to the report or that you referenced when writing your report. Use reference annotations inside the report to link to the content in the appendix.

The report content used in this sample report design can be found here .

An infographic sharing six of our report writing tips.

Looking to create a stand-out visual report?

Following a report writing format is only one part of the process. You also need to be conscious of how you put the written content and the visuals together. 

Here are some tips from the Visme team to help you make amazing reports.

Click through the image below to use this customizable template to create your report. It follows the standard report writing format so you won’t get confused or miss a section.

A blue, teal and pink research report template available in Visme.

Over to You

Hopefully, this post has helped you to better understand the best way to put together a report. Following a standard report writing format is just what you need to create engaging, memorable reports . Follow the tips above and you’ll never make a boring report again.

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Accelerate Your Business Performance With Modern IT Reports

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Table of Contents

1) What Is An IT Report?

2) Why Do You Need An IT Report?

3) What Are The Advantages of IT Reporting?

4) IT Report Templates

5) Best Practices In IT Reporting

6) IT Reporting Mistakes To Avoid

7) Real-life Applications IT Dashboard Reporting

In the modern age, your IT department is a part of your business’s core nerve center. Without it, your organization would fall apart pretty quickly.

But, akin to many other industries, the information technology sector faces the age-old issue of producing IT reports that boost success by helping to maximize value from a tidal wave of digital data. While integral to organizational success and development, without the ability to gain actionable insights from your most important insights, IT reporting could be considered somewhat of a fruitless exercise.

As head of IT, you may have heard the question, “How many support tickets did we get that month? And how fast were they resolved?” Without the capacity to answer such questions, your ability to support your IT department successfully will be hindered.

But in this digital age, dynamic modern IT analytics tools created with a state-of-the-art online reporting tool are here to help you provide viable answers to a host of burning departmental questions. The IT management report of today will help you make more informed, more powerful decisions, do your job effectively, and develop exciting new growth strategies.

To put the power of digital data reporting into perspective, we’ll explore the role of IT reporting, its numerous benefits, and a mix of real-life IT reports examples.

Let’s get started.

What Is An IT Report?

An IT report template showing relevant metrics such as the restore success rate, mean time between failures, IT expenses, reopened tickets, etc.

An IT report compiles an ensemble of IT KPIs tracked over a certain period to assess various situations related to project management, helpdesk issues such as ticket status and their resolution, or more financial-focused costs and revenue stats, among others.

Regardless of their nature, they deliver value to their readers and are supposedly impactful. They have to align with the company’s strategic objectives and priorities, therefore, their realization needs to be thought out. The purpose is not to track every statistic possible, as you risk being drowned in data and losing focus.

By understanding your core business goals and selecting the right key performance indicator ( KPI ) and metrics for your specific needs, you can use an information technology report sample to visualize your most valuable metrics at a glance, developing initiatives and making pivotal decisions swiftly and with confidence. By utilizing a modern dashboard creator , each report is easily visualized and provides advanced interactivity possibilities to explore and generate insights.

Information technology reports are the interactive eyes you need to help your department run more smoothly, cohesively, and successfully. Now we’re going to look at the reasons why this is the case.

Why Do You Need An IT Report?

When setting up a business strategy for your IT department, you need to craft a vision, identify goals to achieve, and a clear path of how to get there. IT reports are here to help you demonstrate at each stage of the way where you stand, and demonstrate the progress (or decline) accomplished so far – but also, the effect you have on that progress.

This is why it is highly important to report correctly. If what you are reporting does not align with the wider business objectives, you might end up driving the IT department – and sometimes even the rest of the business – further apart. Bad reporting can also endanger the budget initially settled.

What Are The Advantages of IT Reporting?

IT reporting has many benefits. Not only does it let you assess the current state of activities, to find out what is happening and where, but it also provides you with proof of it happening. Using IT analytics software is extremely useful in the matter: by gathering all your info in a single point of truth, you can easily analyze everything at once and create actionable IT dashboards . Thanks to their in-the-moment nature, you don’t need to struggle with permanent synchronization: all your data is always up-to-date. That is a considerable asset to understand easily the bits and bytes of your activity and turn those insights into informed business decisions.

IT dashboards, visualized through a professional online dashboard , come in handy because they give an idea of the current situation in a glimpse. Just like you would answer “I am a bit stressed” or “tired but happy” to someone asking how you feel, without giving them the blow-by-blow account of everything that happened throughout the week, a report gives a snapshot of the activities. It is a highly effective communication tool to grasp your team’s performance or collaborate together with coworkers.

To drive home the message of why you need an interactive IT report template and digital dashboard solutions for your technical departments, here is a concise summary of the business-boosting benefits:

1. Improved decision-making: The intuitive visual nature of digital reports fosters swifter, more informed decision-making across all key aspects of your IT department. Not only will you be able to make better senior choices relating to your department, but by empowering other members of your team to analyze and drill down into important metrics and insights with ease, you will accelerate your success significantly.

2. Inclusivity: Expanding on decision-making, as these kinds of dashboards and reports serve up digestible data visualizations, members of your IT department will be able to use these reporting solutions with ease, even under pressure . The graphical nature of such dashboards will also make it easy for you and your IT personnel to share insights with other departments effectively, without any key data getting lost in translation .

3. Agility: As every modern IT report template is fully customizable and offers access to every insight, online data visualization , or KPI from a centralized location across a multitude of mobile devices, it’s possible to gain access to invaluable IT-based knowledge 24/7. As the IT department is the lifeblood of any modern organization, this level of agile access to key insights will increase productivity and increase response times to unforeseen issues or technical problems.

4. Better business intelligence (BI): By accessing past, real-time, and predictive data with modern BI tools , you will enhance your IT department’s business intelligence capabilities ten-fold – pushing you ahead of the pack in the process. These kinds of informational hubs are designed for growth and evolution, and by embracing them, you will be able to make your IT department stronger than you ever thought possible.

5. Improved productivity and accuracy: In business, it's critical to provide the right knowledge at the right time. Whether it's ad hoc reporting in question or strategical analysis and development, the team needs to have access to the right insights at any time. By utilizing advanced reporting for IT processes, each team member can have access to data and immediately ask questions, share their findings, and create their own analysis. Moreover, by automating the delivery of insights on specific days of the week or month, productivity increases, and professionals can shift their focus from report creation to actionable insights.

6. Lower costs: Businesses need to lower their costs as much as possible and by creating an IT service report template, you can easily adjust each metric presented and use it for any of your future reports. This will enable you to save time and, consequently, costs that would otherwise be lost in endless static reports and outdated information. Speed is critical, and modern solutions help in centralizing all the data on a single point of access.

7. Confidence: Running an IT department is no easy feat. There are countless things to consider on a daily basis, not to mention long-term initiatives to focus on. With a modern tech report, you can take charge of your insights and improve departmental communication. In turn, this will give you greater direction, aptitude, and confidence.

IT Report Templates And Examples

As mentioned, technical-style reports are composed of a collection of KPIs aimed at analyzing specific parts of the IT department’s activities. Once you have defined what you want to measure, you can select the appropriate metrics and visualize them with an effective dashboard design .

These five IT report examples and their associated key performance indicators put the power of IT-based dashboards into a practical perspective.

Let’s start with our issue management IT report sample.

1. IT Issue Management Dashboard

This first IT report template deals with technical issue management and is especially useful for IT leaders.

IT report tracking the occurrence of technical issues to improve system operational performance.

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This particular IT report example indeed provides an overview of the overall problems happening in your system and lets everyone know what is happening and how often. The report displays the performance of 3 servers and tracks several metrics:

These metrics will help in identifying whether the issues are effectively managed and if the technical performance is on track. The point is to keep the system performance well maintained and such an IT operations report template can certainly help in the process. If you spot inefficiencies and higher amounts of issues, for example, from the DNS perspective, or hardware failure, you need to take a closer look at what happened and why. Another critical point is to look for the IT help employee per thousand end-users consistently since it will directly show whether your team needs additional assistance and if hiring new candidates makes sense.

Our next dashboard has a different IT focus, and that's related to costs.

2. IT Cost Dashboard

The second of our IT report examples tackles the financial management of the IT department.

IT ROI: a costs breakdown

That is a crucial source of knowledge for decision-making as it provides top management and the financial department with accurate data on how the resources are used, for what, in which quantity, and the profit that you manage to make out of it all. It is split into four different KPIs:

These KPIs are showing a cost-related IT story and can provide you with building blocks for optimizing the current cost management. You can see that the ROI is generally great (more than 150%) and it steadily rises over time, which is the goal of every successful cost management strategy. By monitoring each of these cost-related metrics with the help of online data analysis , everyone in the IT team, finance department and management can have an immediate inside look at the monetary effectiveness of IT projects. That way, potential issues are immediately identified and resolved. For example, if you spot higher costs in your hardware or software section, you can easily investigate what happened and brainstorm ideas to reduce each cost as much as possible. Keep in mind to optimize based on business requirements but don't cut if there is no need for it or if it will affect the functioning of the IT department.

Our next report goes into detail about project management, critical in modern, technologically-driven companies.

3. IT Project Management Dashboard

Our third report template (excellent for use as an IT department monthly report sample) is an excellent asset when you need the right overview of your IT projects to supervise several activities at once.

IT reports: project management overview

It tracks every task necessary to carry out your project, its evolution, where you stand at the moment, and what is delayed or needs action.  With this IT report example you can find:

This type of project management dashboard is specifically developed to accommodate many different IT-related tasks to deliver a successful project. A clear overview of the planning, design, development, and testing alongside the projected launch date will clearly show the stage where the team is currently working, and what kind of tasks and deadlines are overdue or upcoming. The project budget and the workload show a clear overview of the total budget, remaining, and who in the team has time to take on additional tasks and insights into the general organization. These kinds of business intelligence solutions help in optimizing metrics and automating many of the reporting processes. For example, you may notice that the workload of one team member is lower and you have the space to assign to him/her some overdue tasks that have a higher urgency level.

Our next template goes into strategic monitoring and development, useful for modern CTOs and CIOs.

4. CTO Report Template

Information technology reports for high-level executives have to include strategic planning and development for a longer period. CTOs have the task to manage multiple IT-related touchpoints and ensure that internal and external technological areas are aligned and have the potential to grow. That's why creating a report is critical in order to manage and deliver that same growth. Here we will present an IT monthly report template specifically designed for C-level management.

You can immediately spot 4 focal points that CTOs have on their radar: the learning, internal, finance/customers, and user metrics crucial for strategic progress. The learning part is developed with the ticketing system and bug issues in mind as well as the development steadily and comparison with the previous month. Since the color-coding clearly shows whether there are issues or not (green indicating positive development while red that the metric needs attention), the CTO can assess the situation and dig deeper into the operational level of certain metrics.

On the right side, the internal area is delivering metrics on internal processes and how well the team manages the time between failures, repair, availability, downtime, and accuracy of estimates. In this case, you can see that there are certain matters that need adjustments to keep the repairs and failures at a minimum.

The bottom of this monthly IT report template for management demonstrates the financial and customer-relevant metrics such as the percentage of IT expenses, per employee, service expenses, business system use, and net promoter score. These key performance indicators show the relationship between financial performance and whether customers are satisfied with the delivered service. If any of these metrics should change in a negative way, the CTO has to investigate why because it can directly affect the business. This dashboard can also be used as a CIO report template, the point is to adjust as needed and let the BI dashboard software do the hard work.

5. Cyber Security Dashboard

Last but certainly not least in our information technology report sample list, we come to our cyber security dashboard. Considering that cyber security breaches cost the global economy trillions of dollars every year, fortifying your business from potential breaches or attacks is vital. 

IT reporting template tracking metrics related to cybersecurity

Cohesive and highly visual, this essential IT report template is armed with a wealth of metrics designed to track and monitor a multitude of breaches, as well as internal response or resolution times.

By working with this BI reporting tool regularly, you will gain a vivid view of your company’s current cyber security prevention processes while gaining a greater understanding of all potential threat sources.

If you see phishing attempts rise over time, for example, you can develop a targeted strategy to provide comprehensive staff training while fortifying touchpoints, including your customer inquiry hub or email inboxes.

This dynamic dashboard offers all you need to:

This melting pot of knowledge will give you the insight you need to nip potential threats in the bud before they cause organizational devastation while optimizing every aspect of your business’s breach prevention initiatives. This is an essential IT report format in today’s hyper-connected digital age.

In the next part of the article, we will focus on best practices so you can start building reports on your own.

Best Practices In IT Reporting

To avoid drowning in data and losing focus of what really matters, you need to ask yourself these questions before embarking on your IT reporting journey:

Once you’ve taken measures to understand your core departmental goals, and your general strategy, and considered your audience, you’ll be able to start creating your report. Here are the best practices to consider:

1. Select the right KPIs: When it comes to creating an effective IT management report, selecting the best key performance indicators for the job is essential. If you’ve considered your departmental goals, aims, and objectives as well as your audience, making the right choices should be relatively straightforward. A digital data dashboard that reports KPIs is interactive and visual, and by working with metrics that align with your goals, you’ll ensure you build your IT report sample on steady foundations.

2. Avoid duplication: When it comes to collecting important metrics, there is most likely a wide range of databases set up to gather information based on different aspects of your IT-based activities. A best practice is to keep everything as simple as possible and not duplicate data too much, even when an overlap seems inevitable. When the variation and volume of data increase, so does the complexity, the effort required and the general level of frustration.

3. Quality over quantity: Data quality is an essential part of reporting, particularly when it comes to IT. The outcomes of reporting are important and strategic decisions, and thus should not be based on false or failing information. Make data quality management an imperative matter of your reporting journey, and catch the data quality issues as early as possible.

4. Collaborate with the team: Collaborating with your team is essential. Working together on a report will bring out more than if only one brain was on it. Communicate your findings and see what they have analyzed and dug out from the analytics. With the help of self-service BI , it is easily feasible and several people can have access to the same source of knowledge and work.

5. Utilize templates: As you build your processes and collaborate with others, you can definitely utilize pre-built templates that will make the creation of your reports much easier and faster. There are solutions that offer many templates and you can easily pick one, adjust based on your parameters and metrics, and the dashboard is done. This will also help you become faster in your reporting process, especially if you automate and deliver the report each week or month. That brings us to our next point.

6. Automate as much as possible: Last but certainly not least, automation is becoming increasingly important in our cutthroat environment. Especially when deadlines are in question, and projects need to be delivered on time, automating as much as possible becomes critical. In that case, the whole organization can profit from having reports delivered on a special weekday or month, as we mentioned, fully automated with the established operational metrics or strategic ones.

7. Share on multiple devices: Similar to our collaboration point, sharing through multiple devices is also critical since things can go wrong in seconds and if you're not sitting at your desktop computer, the project or any IT-related task can go seriously wrong. That's why having access to your reports on multiple devices such as mobile or tablet, can help to avoid issues and enable you to immediately answer any question that might arise.

8. Stay compliant: As we migrate to an increasingly digital existence, rules and regulations around data protection are becoming more and more stringent. As a modern business, remaining compliant is critical. That’s why when it comes to IT, no departmental stone should be left unturned. By working with compliance dashboards, you will remain on the right side of the red tape at all times, preserving your organizational integrity in the process. These powerful IT reports will provide the means you need to streamline and secure your informational collection efforts in line with regulations like the GDPA and CCPA.

9. Real-time data: Another IT report best practice is working with real-time insights. In addition to using an IT department report template with historical and predictive metrics, tracking real-time or ‘in the moment information across your most vital activities is essential to remaining responsive and effective. By monitoring real-time trends and patterns, you will improve your decision-making while putting a stop to any potential issues before they snowball. Essentially, using real-time visuals to your departmental advantage will help you accurately monitor system health and keep the entire organization safe, secure, cohesive, and communicative.

10. Intelligence alerts and alarms: Setting up automated real-time data alerts will ensure you never miss an irregularity in your IT metrics (this will give you the means you need to take control of any situation, any time, and anywhere). With intelligent alerts and alarms, you can set parameters based on your specific organizational needs. For instance, you could set up a cyber breach alert that will activate when your system flags a spike in cyber attack attempts. As soon as the alarm or alert is triggered, you can get to the heart of the issue straight away while formulating strategies to improve your internal cyber breach prevention efforts.

11. Use interactive filters: To make your IT information easier to access and explore, applying interactive dashboard filters is the way forward. Working with both drill down and drill through filters will help you cut to the informational chase when necessary. Applying interactive filters will help you hone in on very specific informational pockets or info-driven trends and, ultimately, provide a more consistent service while significantly improving your strategic decision-making.

IT Reporting Mistakes To Avoid

Now that you’re up to speed with IT issues reports and dashboard analytics best practices, we’re going to explore the mistakes you should avoid at all costs. Steer clear of these common errors, and you will ensure consistent success across the board.

As an IT department, you will have access to an almost infinitive stream of information. But without cleaning and curating these rafts of data, it’s unlikely you will ever connect with any useful insights. To operate seamlessly and securely while managing a constant barrage of helpdesk tickets, analyzing high-quality, relevant insights is critical.

Many IT decision-makers fail to examine their informational sources while working with dashboard tools and fall into a rabbit hole of sloppy, poorly placed misinformation. To avoid wasting your resources or working with droves of data that could even harm your decision-making, you must make an effort to clean your raw information and omit all redundant insights or sources before consolidating anything into your report.

Another common (and fairly devastating) IT analytics mistake in the modern age is overlooking the importance of creating informational backups. If you don’t back up every strand of relevant information, you could lose it. The impact of losing information or strategic information can be great, with untold departmental resources or money wasted on clawing the department's informational initiatives back to square one. With this in mind, you must make backing up your assets and any information or insights a hard-wired part of your daily duties or practices.

Without tapping into the potential of the cloud, you will limit your potential as an IT department. Working within a cloud-based environment will ensure everyone has greater access to the essential dashboards, metrics, and insights they need at all times. Plus, your assets will remain safe, secure, and compliant.

Cloud-based environments are also more responsive, allowing you more flexibility when it comes to carrying out analytical tasks and strategic activities. Conversely, ignoring the cloud will leave your organization vulnerable while significantly stunting your service levels and overall efficiency.

Another big mistake IT operatives make when it comes to report-based initiatives is failing to keep their finger on the pulse. If you don’t take care in following the latest analytical-style trends in your sector, you will fall behind the pack, and the business will suffer. Keeping on top of trends will empower you to move with constant change while keeping every pocket of your IT strategy primed for success.

While cleaning, curating, and cropping your information is 100% essential, it’s also worth noting that only working with a small cross-section of insights is a mistake. In an IT department, juggling several plates is a big part of the job. That said, if you only work with issue dashboard insights or project management insights, the department will begin to suffer (you’ll be thriving in one area and suffering in another).

But by cleaning your insights from the offset and working with a balanced mix of insights (like those covered in our five IT support report template examples), you will remain balanced, cohesive, and effective 24/7.

In the next part of the article, we will focus on real use-cases, where professionals can utilize the power of reporting IT metrics.

Real-life Applications Of Dashboards & IT Reporting

Following on from our practical IT reports examples, we’re going to explore some real-world use cases of modern dashboard reporting based on different organizational needs. While not all of these examples are directly related to IT, they serve to demonstrate the value of reporting software designed to help businesses squeeze maximum value from their most precious technical data:

a) Management: Regardless of your industry or sector, if you’re a senior member of staff, you’ll be required to communicate with other managers and executives on top-level business initiatives. That said, if you’ve identified recurrent IT issues that need fixing or are looking to develop new technology initiatives to roll out across the organization, you’ll need to clearly communicate these objectives in cross-departmental meetings. A technical report template will help you do just that—as well as adhere to management reporting best practices.

b) SaaS: If your business offers, develops, or works with software-as-a-service platforms, a dynamic SaaS dashboard (akin to IT reporting tools) will help you maximize the impact of your most valuable data, some of which can be used to enhance your technical support initiatives. SaaS businesses have the goal to establish their IT solutions on the market, increase their customers' base and loyalty, and generate profits. To be able to do so, comprehensive reporting is needed, and dashboards can help.

c) TV dashboards: By taking your technical support report template data and displaying it as a TV dashboard , you’ll be able to give everyone within the department real-time access to important information. Moreover, with TV dashboards strategically positioned throughout the organization, you’ll be able to improve transparency and give everyone within the business the information they need to do their job better.

d) Cyber security: If you’re looking at an IT department monthly report sample, one of these IT reporting tools should focus on cyber security. In the digital age, failing to fortify your business against the threat of cybercrime is like leaving your front door wide open. By consolidating your most valuable cybercrime-related metrics into one visual dashboard, you can provide a safer, swifter, and more secure helpdesk service. In-the-moment analytics will provide alerts on potential threats so you can find the source immediately and nip any potential issues in the bud. Gaining a panoramic view of your IT-based cyber prevention metrics will also empower you to improve and update your processes according to specific cyber security trends or patterns.

e) Remote working: In an age where the concept of remote working is becoming commonplace across industries, working with the right information empowers pressured IT departments with the assets to make this most integral infrastructure possible. Nowadays, professionals expect businesses to offer remote working experiences and opportunities, so getting it right is critical to attracting and retaining the right recruits. Armed with a dynamic IT service report template, it’s possible to set up practical systems and strategies for mass remote working setups as well as video conferencing, project management software, and employee chat rooms (among many other applications).

“Big data is at the foundation of all of the megatrends that are happening today, from social to mobile to the cloud to gaming.” – Chris Lynch

The five applications mentioned above are merely the tip of the iceberg when you’re talking about the power and versatility of dynamic digital reports. Every IT report example we've covered here offers an enormous level of value to modern IT departments looking to achieve constant and consistent growth in the face of continual change.

Key Takeaways From Modern IT Reporting 

Whether you’re working with an IT department monthly report sample, a weekly sample, or any other level of report, you will boost your business performance to no end. Your IT department is the lynchpin of almost any organization. Improve the efficiency, intelligence, and responsiveness of your information technology performance, and the rest will follow.

It’s clear that to run your IT department to its optimum capacity, you need access to tools and information that far surpass basic metrics and insights alone. Interactive modern reports are the way forward. Mobile, agile, robust, customizable, and highly visual, modern technical reports will help you tackle issues with ease, improve the departmental structure, and make all-important daily, weekly, and monthly decisions with a justified sense of confidence.

Delivering valuable and uncompromised IT help to your end-users will determine the success and ongoing performance of your entire IT ecosystem. To manage every aspect with efficiency, you must work with the right tools and follow the best practices. By understanding what you need to do to create effective reports and drilling down into the wealth of features that such tools offer, you will make your IT department unstoppable, accelerating the success of the entire business in the process.

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Financial Viability: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Determining the financial viability of this project will depend on the estimated costs of implementation against the perceived benefits. For this project, it is important to note that the benefits are calculated in the long term while costs are singular and short term. At the same time, there are some non-quantifiable benefits such as the expected increase in employee value and the increase in employee satisfaction. The cost-benefit analysis, however, will focus on the quantifiable tangible costs and benefits.

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Hire external trainer

Reduced rate of turnover

Purchase training materials

Increased market share

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Increased sales revenue

Preparation of venue

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Stand-in hires for the training day

160000 p.a.

Notably, these costs have not been directly compared (the cost of hiring an external trainer is not assessed against the reduced rate of turnover). This is because the costs incurred for the single workshop are not directly linked to the project outcomes. Instead, this project type is expected to influence the internal working patterns of this group of employees in the future and in the long term.

Based on the CBA, the project is financially viable. This is because encountering the single costs will yield multiple benefits in the future at amounts greater than the cost incurred for the day. Comparatively, these numbers have a difference of more than £150,000; which is an obvious benefit. Other benefits are non-quantifiable and would include an increase in employee satisfaction, greater customer engagement, and the growth of a team culture within this organization. The expectation is that these latter forms will act as contributing factors to the accomplishment of the quantifiable financial benefits. 

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