An end stage report is used to give a summary of progress to date, the overall project situation, and sufficient information to ask for a project board decision on what to do next with the project.
The project board uses the information in the end stage report in tandem with the next stage plan to decide what action to take with the project; for example, authorize the next stage, amend the project scope or stop the project.
The following quality criteria apply to an end stage report:
- The report clearly shows management stage performance against the plan.
- Any abnormal situations are described, together with their impact.
- Any appointed project assurance roles agree with the report.