Your presentation report is
finished...you are ready for the status meeting with
Or are you?
After creating a presentation report,
Does the report explain itself, or need
minimal explanation? While you won’t just say, “Here’s
the report...see you later,” a professional presentation
will be easy to read with clearly defined content.
Can it be interpreted in more than one
way? Generally, a good project report will be
interpreted objectively. For example, clearly defined
values, or stoplights driven by values, objectively
Is the report flexible enough to respond
to your audience’s questions? A flexible report can show
a project overview with the ability to drill-down to the
details when needed. Or, if the customer asks, “If Date
X changes, what will be the impact on Date Y?”, can your
report show the impact on dependencies?
Can you distinguish between projects,
phases and tasks? An indented outline, as well as text
styles and highlights, clearly separate areas of the