Highlight Report

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


You’re expected to report performance to the Project Board, and that’s what the Highlight Report is about.

The Team Managers send you frequent Checkpoint Reports, and you also gather extra information, combine and analyze them, and understand the overall status of the stage and project. That’s the main subject of this report.

Based on our Product-Based approach in PRINCE2, there’s a section in the report where you list all products of the current stage, with their current and future status, add information about issues and risks, lessons learned, etc.

And of course, it’s not PRINCE2 without thinking about, talking about, and documenting the objectives! That’s where you fill in the table for the six variables, both for the stage and for the project. We don’t expect any variable to be out of tolerance, unless there’s an Exception waiting to be resolved.


The template has these main sections:

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