state of the game reports
project progress reporting
The State of the Game report is a full on report that covers the current state of the game, as well as the progress in comparison to the overall development plan. It covers different aspects of development, whether they are ahead, behind, or on schedule; along with significant impacts to individual areas and plans to mitigate or correct current or potential problems. That said, it's pretty boring, but does go into a lot of detail on overall progress. Because of the size and scope of the report, they are written infrequently; no more than once per quarter, and no less than twice per year.