How to use One Page Weekly Status Report Template

Follow the below steps to start using One-page Weekly Status Report Template

This template has four sections.

  • Project Details and summary update
  • Project Key Parameters
  • Project Schedule
  • Risks/Issues

Project Details and summary update:

  • specify the necessary details and summary update of the whole project.
  • The necessary details include information like Project Name, Project Manager, project status date, and optional project code.
  • Enter status date on which the report is being drafted.
  • Mention summary of the project which should be targeted towards giving a glimpse of activities that have happened in the last week.

Project Key parameters:

  • This section has critical parameters within the project status report.
  • Each parameter can have 3 status -on track. Delayed and Off-track.
  • Generally, status of task should be marked as delayed before it as marked as off-track.
  • There is comment column for each parameter
  • brief explanation of the status or can be used report numbers like % complete, defects open, current spend etc.

Project Schedule (semi auto populated):

  • This section displays key project phases.
  • Captures the individual project phase with start date, End date with % completion in a tabular column.

Projects Risks and Issues:

  • Highlight the important key risks and issues.
  • Add the current risk and issue which is of high severity.
  • Mention the owner of the risk in respective column. person responsible for some action item to mitigate or address the risk or issue.
  • Specify the status of the risks/Issues I.e., Open or closed.
  • Open -If you remove the risks or issues immediately after closing people will never notice a certain issue was addressed.
  • Closed- You may choose to move the closed risk at the bottom of the list.

 Simple Version of Project Status Report:

This template has 3 sections other than Project name and date

 The 3 key sections are-Key Updates, Project Milestones, and Project Deliverable.

  •  Key updates- brief the key updates about the project.
  • Project Milestones- specify the key milestone and their status in respective column, the status can be On TrackConcern or Delayed.
  • The key updates section is a free-form update of the latest project news. It has been divided into two parts to allow effective use of space.
  • Project deliverable- Define project deliverable lists with the reference number and scope indicator which indicates if the item is still in scope or out of scope.