Why do you need a program status report?
Managing a program and multiple projects can be a challenging task. In addition to handling all the projects, a program manager needs to have a useful tool for status reporting for all the projects in the program. This Program Status Report Template aims at giving a birds-eye view of all the projects within a program.
Program Status Report Template in Excel
An adequate program status should contain the critical KPI at a program level and report the KPI at individual projects. When running a program, it is also important to report the delivery date for individual projects.
The program status report template is designed to cover multiple projects. The template caters to the program and project level. It reports schedule, budget, resourcing, change management, and overall status for each of the projects. The template also captures the delivery date for each of the projects. There is also an option to add any comments for each project.
At a program level, the status report reports on budget and risks/issues. The template reports the budget for different categories. You can report up to 6 different categories. For each category, there is planned and actual. The planned cost is the estimate that you have when you start the project. The actual budget is the amount that is already spent. The risks/issues can be shown as an overall count and capture important risks and issues you need to highlight.