A project status report is the most common type of project report, and it informs project partners about the project's current status. It measures the amount of work that has been done and finished. It compares this to a pre-established benchmark to determine if the project is on target or whether changes are required if it is behind budget. It ensures that everybody is on the same page.
- Title page
- Contents page
- Body of report
- Conclusion and future work
Project Reporting Tools
Speaking of conciseness, graphs and charts can tell more than words. Read the Annual Work Summary page from ZenTao ALM. Does it speak more than words?
Use pie, bar, and line graphs to visualize available data. Create charts from every list of entries, and prepare a report on your project performance and show what needs to be changed with just a few clicks.
Here are three reporting tools that you should not miss.
1. Radar Chart
Many variables (three or more) are compared on a two-dimensional plane in a radar map, which is an informative visual tool. We'll do this by creating various axes that emerge from a similar central point. In the vast majority of instances, all of the axes are evenly spaced and taken uniformly from one another.
2. Bar Chart
A bar chart is a visual representation of categorical data. The data is represented by bars, each of which represents a different group. Each bar's height corresponds to a complex aggregation. To represent the contribution of various groups to each bar or group of bars in the bar map, color or divide each bar into another categorical column in the data.
3. Donut Chart
A donut chart is a Pie Chart with a portion of the center removed. Donut Chart de-emphasizes the use of the area. Readers focus more on reading the length of the arcs, rather than comparing the proportions between slices.
You can find all three types of charts in the image at the right. You can also try the features using this online DEMO.