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Exception Report

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An Exception Report is normally an issue report that documents an issue that is out of tolerance. It is produced by the Project Manager when a stage plan or project plan is forecast to exceed tolerance levels set and given to the Project Board. It will offer options and recommendations for the way to proceed so the Project Board can decide. So, it is best to see the Exception Report as an Issue Report that describes a BIG issue.

When should the Project Manager create an Exception Report?

Exception Reports are normally created during the Controlling a Stage process when the Project Manager is reviewing new or existing issues and if any of the issue are forecasted to put the stage or project out of tolerance, then the Project Manager should create an Exception Report. In fact sometimes, the Project Manager will just change the name of an Issue Report to an Exception report.

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Format of the Exception Report

Exception Report Quality Criteria

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