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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Report Performance

As defined in communications planning, prepare a written status report. Reporting is most effective when it is neither too cursory nor too rambling. Both too little and too much information result in confusion and loss of project control. Confine your reporting to factual information and be consistently honest, even regarding bad news.

Adopt a standard reporting format, and always begin with a short executive summary. Limit it to about one-half page, and include a list of no more than seven brief descriptions of key project accomplishments, next steps, and issues. Make the summary clear; some of the people who get your report will read no further.

Follow your summary with additional information, in order of relative importance. ...

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