Projects are temporary, time-bound activities undertaken to create a unique product.
An End Project Report is a document that summarizes how a project performed overall. It is usually produced during the closing process of a project.
This documentation helps project managers determine how well the project was executed and whether it is ready for closure.
It is a documentation produced during the closing process of a product development project, which consists of lessons learnt, maintenance information, ongoing user feedback and any final costs or other details that need to be recorded.
While the End Project Report is not strictly a Lessons Learned document, it does address why the project failed or succeeded in a specific area.
The type of information that ends up being documented is a combination of what fits with the goals of your project and what you can feasibly accomplish given time constraints. For example, if the project's only goal is to create a product prototype, finishing documentation of the product development process will be transferred to a future project's documentation, while some of the marketing and sales information might be included in the final review.
A high-quality End Project Report will be concise, but also comprehensive. It should address not only the project's strengths, but also its weaknesses and why they occurred. A lot of this information would be included in a Lessons Learned document, so it is important to collect Lessons Learned at the beginning of your report so that you can refer to them when necessary.
An End Project Report provides you with a great place to start when creating the next plan for your product development team, and can also be used as a reference in future product development projects when addressing similar goals and problems.