Stage reports

This is only necessary for very large, complex projects or programmes.

A stage plan / report is a summary of information on the specified project deliverables that formed part of the stage. It looks at the completion of the last stage and the plan for the next stage.

Planning the project in stages (or phases) helps to create more manageable work streams or work packages. Certain activities may be run in parallel with other stages but it is usual practice to complete one stage, gain approval from the board, and then continue onto the next stage.

The project manager is responsible for the production of the stage plan / report. The appointed board will review the information contained in the stage plan and make an informed decision as to the progression of the project to the next stage.