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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition by G. Michael Campbell PMP, G. Michael Campbell, Sunny Baker

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Writing the Final Report

The final report is both a history of the project and a final evaluation of performance. While the final report for a small project may be no more than a two-page memo, the report for a large project may be 10 or 20 pages in length. If you kept a project diary (see Chapter 20) and the various logs suggested in this book, producing the final report should be relatively easy.
In the project report for a simple project, cover all the topics included in the final report for a large project, only in less detail. Consider these topics in the final report:
• An overview of the project (primarily schedule and budget) including revisions to the original project plan
• A summary of the business case for the project
• A summary ...

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