Components of a status report

The project status report provides the most recent project status displayed in several categories.

You can view the progress of a project with the status report.

Overview

Provides a general overview about the project. This information is rolled up from the project form.
Field Description
Portfolio The primary portfolio to which this project belongs.
Planned Start Date Planned start date of the project.
Planned End Date Planned end date of the project.
State The current state of the project.
Project Manager The project manager assigned to the project.
Actual Start Date Actual start date of the project.
Actual End Date Actual end date of the project.
% Complete The percentage of the project that has been completed.

Summary

Provides information about the overall health of the project. This information is rolled up from the most recent status entered by project manager for the project.
Field Description
Executive Summary Brief summary and analysis of the project.
Last Weeks Achievements Progress of the project in the last week.
Key Activities Planned Next planned activities for the project.

Cost (Planned vs. Actual) chart

The chart provides information about actual cost against the planned cost. This information is rolled up from the cost plan for the project.
Field Description
Planned cost Approved cost for the project.
Actual cost The actual cost for project is derived from the expense line created for the cost plan of the project and from the time cards created for the project.

Resource (Allocated vs. Actual) chart

The chart provides information about the actual resource hours used against the allocated hours. This information is rolled up from the resource plan for the project.
Field Description
Allocated Resource hours that have been allocated to execute the project.
Actual Rolled up value of the actual time spent (in hours) for the project. The actual time spent is taken from the processed time cards created for the project.

Current Status

Provides the current status related to overall health, schedule, cost, resources, and scope of the project. This information is populated from the most recent status entered by project manager for the project.
Field Description
Status Color indicator to signify the status.
Comments Comments for the current status.

Status History

Provides the trend of overall health, schedule, cost, resources, and scope of the project. This information is populated up from last 11 status reports created for the project.
Field Description
Date Status date of the status reports. The color indicators signify the status of the project on these dates.

Key Milestones

Provides information about key milestones in the project. This information is populated from the project tasks identified as key milestones.
Field Description
Pending List of key milestone tasks in Pending, Open, and Work in Progress state.
Completed List of key milestone tasks in Closed state.

Risks

Provides information about risks concerning the project. This information is rolled up from the risks that are part of the project.
Field Description
Pending List of risks in Pending state.
Completed List of risks in Achieved and Not Achieved state.

Issues

Provides information about issues included in the project. This information is rolled up from the issues reported for the project.
Field Description
Pending List of issues in Open and Work in Progress state.
Completed List of issues in Closed state.

Changes

Provides information about project change requests for the project. This information is rolled up from the change requests created for the project.
Field Description
Pending List of project change requests in Pending, Open, and Work in Progress state.
Completed List of project change requests in Closed state.