Project reporting is important in software development. Among all the reports that we write, a software engineering report takes a special place. Here, you can read about the importance of software reporting, what a software project status report is, the benefits of reporting and risks that arise if reports are not written, and how to write a report correctly.
What Is Software Engineering Report and Why Does It Take a Special Place among Other Reporting Documents?
A software engineering report is a document that communicates the implementation of design ideas to stakeholders. It is made to communicate the results of work and to outline the plan for future tasks.
At Mad Devs, we write a software engineering project report every month to:
- Explain the business value delivered by us during a one-month period;
- Show why the implementation of a specific feature or fixing of a specific bug was needed for the business, what value it brings, and what issues it solves;
- Finally, a software engineering project report is an artifact that can be shown to investors to prove that a specific amount of work was performed.
In this software project report sample, we can clearly see that our software engineering project reports include:
- A short summary of all works completed during a given month;
- A detailed description of tasks completed and the value that they bring to the business;
- A short overview of less important tasks performed:
- Plans for the next month.
If there are changes in the team, we mention them in the section Team's Updates & Changes.
What Is a Project Status Report?
A software project status report is a regularly updated document that summarizes the progress of a project against your formal plan. The status reports are typically taken regularly throughout the entire project's execution to maintain the schedule and keep everyone on track.