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Download this project status report template

Download this template, created by project management guru Tom Mochal, to effectively communicate project status to stakeholders and keep everyone on the same page.
Editor's note: The most recent update of this download was published on July 27, 2005.

Tom Mochal's downloadable template will enable you to keep stakeholders apprised of the current status of a project and will help ensure that there are no surprises down the road. It's designed to make it easy to communicate project information to clients, customers, and other stakeholders.

The download covers the following items:

  • Project description
  • Overall status
  • An explanation of any items that were flagged as potential problems
  • Planned accomplishments for the next reporting period

The project status report template also lists various attachments you may want to include, such as other reports, logs, or statistics that are relevant to the project.

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17 comments
Sunny Sung
Sunny Sung

I also would like to add that I didn’t know how to use. But after some search I found that still not a good template. In the end I found it on Allbusinesstemplates.com, and this template worked fine.

binduv
binduv

good template, why can't the risks for the period also be tracked here

osocram
osocram

I prefer, for example, the concept of "control panel".

jimwalias-techrepublic
jimwalias-techrepublic

The boxes are quite vague; I think one of them should have been "Are you doing good things, not bad things?"

Sam White
Sam White

In order to customise surely a word doc would have been better - no use at all really

j.aldabe
j.aldabe

could have been a word doc, pdf not very frendly

barney.oakes
barney.oakes

This template did not seem to offer any new or cutting edge ideas. In past project status reports the use of stop light - red, green, yellow is effective and easy to see. Apprpropriate explainations are offered for those items red and yellow. Much easier to see at a glance. I agree with other comments that one page should capture project summary with attachments providing more detail as required by audience.

YehudaV
YehudaV

No new template in the last 5 years?

jorge.paz-soldan
jorge.paz-soldan

There's nothing new within this template. It's not very executive, you have to attach many (not included) documents and it's not user friendly. I think an executive project status report should not be longer than one page and must include some graphs. Just my two cents.

tim uk
tim uk

If a sponsor is giving you several million to use on a project & this is what he gets in return, I don't think you'd be PM for long.