Team Member Status Report
Summary: Collecting regular team member status reports provides the project manager a window into the true state of the project work. At its heart, status reporting is as much about risk management as people management. The focus should be on what is needed to complete the project, not a detailed analysis of the team member's every task and movement. Includes guidelines, sample template, and two examples.
This guideline will help you and your team:
What you get:
- Efficiently and accurately summarize an individual team member's project status and progress.
- Understand any roadblocks or issues a team member is facing.
- Find out about unexpected people or tasks that are taking up team members time (and could thus impact the project schedule.)
- Achieve a status reporting mechanism your team members consider valuable, not unnecessary overhead or micromanagement.
- Instructions for using the template, including how to involve functional managers and how to decide the right content for your team members, and how to regularly review and act on the information received.
- Keys to quality status reporting - an explanation of why the status is needed and how to communicate this to your team.
- Team Member Status Report template covering progress and accomplishments, risks, priorities, and more.
- Two example status reports with data.