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6.1 Functions and Contents of Progress Reports

In the progress report, you explain any or all of the following:

  • How much of the work is complete
  • What part of the work is currently in progress
  • What work remains to be done
  • What problems or unexpected things, if any, have arisen
  • How the project is going in general

Progress reports have several important functions:

  • Reassure recipients that you are making progress, that the project is going smoothly, and that it will be complete by the expected date.
  • Provide recipients with a brief look at some of the findings or some of the work of the project.
  • Give recipients a chance to evaluate your work on the project and to request changes.
  • Give you a chance to discuss problems in the project and thus to forewarn recipients.
  • Force you to establish a work schedule so that you’ll complete the project on time.
  • Project a sense of professionalism to your work and your organization.

Chapter Attribution Information

This chapter was derived from Online Technical Writing by David McMurrey – CC: BY 4.0

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