This topic is a linked part of a larger work: “Edgeryders OÜ Company Manual”
There are two different kinds of reports:
Strong on taking people on a journey. Example: Workshop Outcomes: Parameters, USPs, Concepts, Process Maps (not public yet).
2. Before you start: the bigger purpose
All reports are some way of advertisement for the organisation. Ideally any text based report is accompanied by an attractive visual format to be circulated across networks and sit well as an online publication, should that be the case.
Reports needs to establish our authoritativeness early on, for the client and anyone reading. This means they are more than just deliverables describing a project, event or any work conducted by Edgeryders, rather they have a political element to them - they need to speak on our behalf.
- TO DO for PM: Shape a compelling brief with the person in the team who is responsible for building the report
3. Structure: Deck of Slides
A list of basic contents which needs to be adapted to each and every piece we deliver:
1-2 slides: About The Workshop
1-2 slides: About Edgeryders org. NB> with references to relevant work in the region and other client/participant testimonials.
1-2 slides: About Team and participants. NB> Include photos, people want to share things that have their faces on it.
Section (several slides): Context/ Problem Space, Vision, Priorities, Key challenges etc. NB> How to market Edgeryders in this section? Include: Use cases, Key points from presentations, Expert’s comments.
Section (several slides): Key insights, Waypoints into the Future, Value added proposition. NB> How to market Edgeryders in this section? Include: Use cases, Key points from presentations, Expert’s comments.
Section (several slides): Recommendations for next steps. NB> How to market Edgeryders in this section? Include: Key points from presentations, expert’s comments.
1 slide: Edgeryders data and team contact, Image credits.
After that, the report coordinator should check with quoted key experts that their points are accurately represented (and again before delivery).
4. Visual style
[TODO: Add the fonts used, color codes, link to ER logo and ID original filed, background materials etc.]
5. Writing an Edgeryders Fellowship Report
As we are adopting the Fellowship model for collaboration with the opencare and openvillage projects and hopefully the coming projects as well. And as we are collectively learning the documentation is quite important.
So documenting the Fellowship experience is quite important to keep track of what happened and how to move forward with our next steps.
Usually the report should cover the following:
- Introduction to your fellowship/project including a description of your work.
- The methodology adapted during the Fellowship.
- Summary of activities done during the Fellowship.
- Conclusions, recommendations and future steps.