The final project report is the documentation of all the accumulated data that has occurred over all phases of your business venture. This is generally an all inclusive document that requires a great deal of work to compile. In the past the data has to be collected then sifted through once the deliverable is on the marketplace.
The sifting through the data so your project report can be assembled is still required, but it’s completed in a much different fashion than just a few years ago. Today there are numerous different monitoring systems that watch over the project in all of the different phases. Each of these monitoring systems will already have complied the data and can issue a summary of just what occurred and when it happened. This is where a majority of what will be in the final report can be found.
The types of monitoring programs that can give you a project report for their section should include the scheduling, expenses, supplies, risks, issues and communications to name a few. Each one of these will have more data than you will need to include in the final document, but it is handy to have just in case you might need the details.
By compiling the digital project report from all the different monitoring systems and those from your supervisors about what occurred on the production floor during the execution phase of the project life-cycle, you will have a very clear picture of what transpired. What you need to keep in mind are the goals and scope of the project. This is what has to be listed in detail in the final report. The details of who was late or what shipment of raw materials did not arrive on time is critical information, but not necessary in the final document.
Your final project report has to concise and accurate without being overbearing with too many details that aren’t pertinent to the goals and scope of the project. This is one place too much information can be a bad thing unless you are told to include it all.