End Stage Report

Here you can find a simple End Stage Report template in Microsoft Word/Excel format, along with explanation on how to use it.

Background

So, you’re approaching the end of the stage and are preparing for the next one. This is when you also prepare an End Stage Report.

There are a few important things to do here. First, continuous business justification is one of principles in PRINCE2, and here is a great time to add some information about the updated justification. Then, you also need to report the status of the products that were the subject of this stage.

What about the project as a whole? You need to evaluate project objectives (the six variables), with their target, tolerance, current state, and most importantly, your forecast for their state at completion. You also need to evaluate the objectives (6 variables) of the current stage (just as historical information) and then give your forecast for the objectives of the next stage.

Have you done EVERYTHING that you were supposed to do in this stage? There may be a few unfinished works and open issues. It’s fine, as long as you list them here and assign owners to them.

You also need to report issues and risks and lessons learned, otherwise people may think that you don’t know what project management is!

Composition

The template contains these main sections:


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