Short Project Status Report Template


This one-page Short Project Status Report template is a communication tool that provides a high-level view of the project health. It supports project communication management.


This Short Project Status Report template is a project document that provides a high-level, at-a-glance view of the project health. It is developed to support a wide range of project types and sizes. Specifically, this template:

  • begins with a section that captures relevant project information;
  • provides sections for documenting the overall status of the project and project activities;
  • provides high-level information regarding project resources, scope, schedule, quality, budget, issues, risk, communications, and procurements;
  • prompts the Project Manager to provide stoplight colors for each reporting area. (These colors enable the reader to have a quick view of the project health by simply glancing at the report.)

Who Creates the Short Project Status Report?

 The Project Manager generates and distributes the project status report. Generating the report accounts for the input of others on the project team.

What Are the Inputs?

Inputs to preparing the Short Project Status Report may include performance information regarding schedule and cost, results of tests, inspections for quality,  information regarding scope, information regarding change, status of risks, issues, and more.

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