Discussion Question #2:
When would it be appropriate to issue a final report? What are the sections that are normally included in a formal long report? Provide a brief description of each of these sections.
When would it be appropriate to issue a final report?
Since the purpose of a final report is to improve future projects, it is appropriate to issue a final report upon ending a project. Upon ending a project, a final report is issued to give a complete overview of the project. A final report is the history of the project.
It is a chronicle of the life and times of the project, a compendium of what went right and what went wrong, of who served the project in what capacity, of what was done to create the substance of the project, of how it was managed (Meredith & Mantel, 2006, p. 641).