FREE IT Project Status Report Template

Posted by Kevin Brady on Wed 25th October 2006 at 09:00 AM, Filed in Document Templates & ToolsKey Document Templates

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I recently carried out some searches via Google to see if I could find a high grade downloadable IT Project Status Report template. To my dismay all I could find were mostly one-page Word documents with a few headings, poor formats and little if any useful content. Many seemed a far cry from what I would call a ‘best practice’ template, capable of informing and impressing stakeholders.

Taking this research into account I have updated the template (16/10/08) which was previously offered on this site to take it to a level which I believe makes it the best Project Management Status Report Template available on the internet. If you are interested in impressing your stakeholders and want a professional looking report then you need to download this file which comes with our new and improved issue /risk log templates and associated risk /issue performance metrics calculator.

Our Project Status Report was in fact a real report issued to a client, which has been changed so that Clarety keeps to its client confidentiality commitments. The content left in this report (highlighted in yellow) should give you a clue as to how you can go about completing this report to a high standard.

So, what exactly separates this status report from the rest of the competition?

(1) Embedded in the template offer FREE tools and “How to?” articles. All designed to support your project and the completion of our Weekly Status Report Template. These tools etc can be listed as follows :-

  • Guide regarding what is Earned Value (EVA), and why it is important.
  • Access to a free EVA calculator (excel format).
  • Access to a complete suite of FREE project budgeting templates for estimation and cost monitoring purposes (excel format).
  • Risk & Issue Metrics tool which will show how risk and issue management is performing over time. For presentation purposes this tool delivers its results in tabular and graph based form (excel format).
  • Risk and Issue logs with automated time saving features (excel format).

(2) Budget performance profile which shows the bottom line budgetary performance of your project.

  • EVA Project Profile showing key indictors (to name but a few) such as :-
  • EAC (Estimate at Completion)
  • ETC (Estimate to complete)
  • CPI (cost performance index)
  • SPI Schedule Performance Index

(3) Improved tabular layout, so that features you don’t want can be removed with the minimum of fuss. Also, the parts of the report that invite lots of free text content use text boxes instead of table cells so that you have more control over the layout and format of your text.  This report has a very professional look and is designed to be totally customisable.

With all the embedded links, tools and features we are providing you all you need is MS Project and you can are on the way to starting up your project.

If you think this template is great and it has helped you or alternatively you have ideas on how to improve it then please comment. In addition please note that Clarety has now been running for some 2 + years and has become increasingly popular receiving 4000+ hits a day. The workload and cost of running this site is increasing. In order to maintain it going forward we increasingly need the help of others to create templates and cutting edge content. If you would like to help support us in our continued efforts to make this the best FREE Project /Programme Management Resource centre on the Internet then please click on the Tip Icon Below.

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i m a system engineer student and have not really done project management in depth but thanks for giving me insight , i was working on some PID templates when i came across your site . thanks mate

Posted by sidkwa  on Tue 17th July 2007 at 03:42 PM | #

thanks god few and few people use 8/10 pages report like this! A report (especially a weekly one) doesn’t have to contain every single piece of imformation someone could possibly want!

A weekly report is a summary as short as possible with:

- quick recap of what happened last week
- list of new risks and tentative solutions
- the basic metrics/progress indicators

and, if needed a few bits more but that’s it. It’s supposed to give an idea of the project status at a glance and be used as a starting point for conversations (in which you will drill down into as many details as you want/need).

My 2 cents

Posted by Grubs  on Wed 17th October 2007 at 08:58 AM | #


Posted by Carol Wu  on Fri 1st February 2008 at 07:05 AM | #

Very helpful thanks

Posted by sachin sharma  on Sat 16th February 2008 at 06:53 AM | #

It’s very nice when you get what do you want on time.

Posted by Moh. AL Ameri  on Tue 26th February 2008 at 03:05 AM | #

I want to say thanks to everyones comments. I anyone has any points to make concerning improvements I could make to this report please let me know.

Posted by Jackie Hewett  on Wed 20th August 2008 at 02:28 PM | #


Posted by Prashant R. Khandalkar  on Sun 31st August 2008 at 07:56 AM | #

Thanks I was searching one for my Final report to mention how we have done so far. I could modify this..Thanks a lot

Posted by Mohammed Mafaz  on Mon 13th October 2008 at 11:47 AM | #

A worthy contribution to project management.

Thank you.


Posted by Densil Fourie  on Fri 20th March 2009 at 12:22 AM | #

This is brilliant

Many thanks


Posted by Carrie  on Sat 25th April 2009 at 07:32 PM | #

Please keep your comments coming. So pleased this template has been of use to you all

Posted by Kevin Brady  on Thu 14th May 2009 at 02:59 PM | #


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