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Project Report Checklist
Project Report Checklist
Run this checklist before each project status report meeting
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Introduction:
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Preparation:
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Record report details
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Record basic project details
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Import project into Filestage
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Make comments for reviewers
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Send the review link to relevant parties
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Project Report Review:
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(Optional) Take part in the meeting
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Process feedback
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Prioritize work
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Introduction:

Ever wanted an easy way to present a project for review? Well, that’s exactly what this project report checklist is designed to do.

This checklist takes you through all the necessary steps to prepare a project for review and the subsequent project status report. Combined with powerful tools like Filestage, this makes it easier than ever to present your progress and get immediate feedback.

You’ll have more time to focus on your work and the reviewers won’t have to sift through pages of irrelevant information to get to the meat of the report. It’s a win-win, and a great way to keep your momentum going.

Let’s get stuck in!

Preparation:

Record report details

First things first, you’re going to need to record the project report details. This will let you know when the report was held and who was present at it. To do this, use the form fields below. 




While it’s not necessary to have a meeting at the same time as the project report, it’s useful to do so if everyone is able and willing to.

Replying to comments is fine, but a real-time meeting lets everyone give and receive feedback much faster than a text back-and-forth (especially over different time zones).

As such, think about and inquire as to whether everyone will be able to have a meeting (physical or digital) to discuss the project report. Record whether there will be a meeting in the form field below.


Record basic project details

Next up, you need to record the basic details of the project being assessed. This will let you easily identify what was being reviewed and the state it was in for future reference.

At the very least you should include the project’s name, description, a link to the project (in its native or cloud storage form), and its deadline.



Import project into Filestage

Login to your Filestage account and import your project there (if you haven’t already). This will allow you to easily present it for review in your report, along with allowing reviewers to leave and reply to comments easily and without even needing a Filestage account.

Once it’s in Filestage, record the project’s link within Filestage and its review link (the one you send to reviewers) using the form fields below.

If you don’t already have a review link, generate one by opening the file in Filestage and clicking the “Reviewers” button in the top right of the project display. Click the “Review Link” button to see and copy your link.

Make comments for reviewers

Now you need to prepare your project in Filestage ready for the project report. The easiest way to do this is to go through the project and leave comments by clicking on the various segments where you need to give a little extra information.

For example, if you know that a video will need to have a logo inserted in a specific place, you could leave a comment stating where and when it will go. That way the reviewer won’t assume that you haven’t thought of this step already.

Other good ways to use comments are to explain what changes have been made since the last review, where resources have been invested, what changes are yet to be made (or require direct approval) and so on.

Project Report Review:

(Optional) Take part in the meeting

Once all the prep is complete, it’s time to take part in the project report meeting (if you’re having one).  To do this effectively, follow the sub-checklist below and record any meeting notes in the form fields provided.

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    Discuss project progress
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    Describe any unforeseen problems
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    State how problems were dealt with
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    Highlight the plan going forwards
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    Ask questions relevant to the project (eg, about approval or resources)



Process feedback

Once reviewers have left their feedback (and/or the meeting is complete) you need to go in and process their comments.

This usually involves reading through all of their notes and recording new tasks that need performing, along with replying to comments that can be immediately dealt with.

Record new tasks generated using the form field below.


Prioritize work

The final step is to prioritize your work according to the feedback and any new tasks received.

Do this by assessing the project in terms of the difficulty and value of each task, along with the priorities of the stakeholders in the project.

Once you have a list, record the top three tasks and any further work with the form fields below. This will give you a clear course of action going forward.





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