A highlight report is used to provide the project board (and possibly other stakeholders) with a summary of the management stage status at intervals defined by them. The project board uses the report to monitor management 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.
The following quality criteria apply to a highlight report:
- The level and frequency of progress reporting required by the project board are right for the management stage and/or project.
- The project manager provides the highlight report at the frequency, and with the content, required by the project board.
- The information is timely, useful, accurate and objective.
The report highlights any potential problem areas.