Highlights Report B

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Brief

(D3)

PID (D4)

Status Report (D6)

Highlights Report (D5)

End Project Report (D7)

Used in

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Highlights Report <date> <project name>

Objectives:

Initial delivery date: dd/mm/yy

RAG Status

Planning

Amber

Resources

Amber

Issues

Amber

Costs

Green

Scope

Red

Most important products, results

Delivery date

New delivery date

Indicator

Complete

Needed for completion

1 <Product name 1>

dd/mm/yy

dd/mm/yy

Green

Xx

man-days

2 <Product name 1>

dd/mm/yy

dd/mm/yy

Amber

Xx

man-days

n <Product name 1>

dd/mm/yy

dd/mm/yy

Complete

100

1

Issue

Consequences In terms of: planning, budget, resources and implications for other projects

Measures

2

3

Name of Project Manager, telephone number

Name of Project Manager, telephone number

The Highlights Report describes the most important products of the project. A product traffic light is specified for every product (item). This product traffic light indicates how the production of the product compares with the planning. The Highlights Report also describes a number of project traffic lights (top, right on the Highlights Report) in respect of planning, resources, issues, costs and the scope. In consultation with the executive it is possible to extend the traffic lights. If a traffic light is on amber or red, then there must be an issue that explains why this is the case. In addition to the description, the Highlights Report indicates the likely consequences of this issue for the project and the measures that have already been taken.

To determine the Resources traffic light, the following questions can be asked:

• Are all the necessary people available for the planned activity?

• Are the assigned persons sufficiently equipped to undertake the planned activities (in terms of expertise, skills and motivation)?

• Is there adequate cooperation within the team?

• Have the preconditions for executing the activities been fulfilled (for example: is the necessary information available)?

• Do the employees take an active part in the project meetings and other project activities?

If three or more questions have 'yes' responses, the traffic light is green. With one or no positive response the traffic light is red. With two positive responses the traffic light is amber.

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