PRINCE2 Highlight Report Template

PRINCE2: This is the full PRINCE2 Highlight Report Template.  Here you can also download this template in MS Word format and access other relevant documents: Link (PRINCE2 2017 template)

Purpose A PRINCE2 Highlight Report Template is used to provide the Project Board (and possibly other stakeholders) with a summary of the stage status at intervals defined by them. The Project Board uses the report to monitor stage and project progress. The Project Manager also uses it to advise the Project Board of any potential problems or areas where the Project Board could help.
Contents The PRINCE2 Highlight Report Template should cover the following topics.

  • Status Summary
  • This Reporting Period
  • Next Reporting Period
  • Project and Stage Tolerance Status
  • Requests for Change
  • Key Issues and Risks
  • Lessons Report (if appropriate)
Advice The PRINCE2 Highlight Report Template is derived from the: Project Initiation Documentation; Checkpoint Reports; Issue Register, Quality Register and Risk Register; Stage Plan and actuals: and Communication Management Strategy

The PRINCE2 Highlight Report Template can take a number of formats, including: Presentation to the Project Board (physical meeting or conference call); Document or email to the Project Board; Entry in a project management tool.

The following quality criteria should be observed:

  • The level and frequency of progress reporting required by the Project Board is right for the stage and/or project.
  • The Project Manager provides the Highlight Report at the frequency, and with the content, required by the Project Board.
  • The Project Manager provides the Highlight Report at the frequency, and with the content, required by the Project Board.
  • The report highlights any potential problem areas.

 

 

Date of Highlight Report
Period Covered

 

Status Summary (An overview of the status of the stage at this time)
This Reporting Period
  • Work Packages
Work Package Ref Work Package Name Status[1] Notes[2]

[1] Either Pending Authorization, In Execution or Completed (in the period)

[2] For example if Work Packages are being performed by external suppliers, this information may be accompanied by purchase order and invoicing data

 

  • Products
Product Ref Product name Status[3] Notes[4]

[3] Completed (in the period), Planned (but not started or completed) or Underway (as planned)

[4] Indicate if any products are running behind schedule.

 

  • Corrective Actions Undertaken (Taken during the period)
Next Reporting Period
  •  Work Packages
Work Package Ref Work Package Name Status[5] Notes[6]

[5]Either To be authorized, In-execution, and To be completed during the next period

[6] For example if Work Packages are being performed by external suppliers, this information may be accompanied by purchase order and invoicing data

 

  • Products to be completed
Product Ref Product name Notes

 

  • Corrective Actions (To be completed during the next period)
Project Stage and Tolerance Status (How execution of the project and stage are performing against its tolerances (e.g. cost/time/scope actuals and forecast))
Request for Change  (Identifying any raised, approved/rejected and pending)
Key Issues and Risks  (Summary of actual or potential problems and risks)
Lessons Report (if appropriate) (A review of what went well, what went badly, and any recommendations for corporate or programme management consideration)

PRINCE2 Highlight Report Template: PRINCE2 2017 template