You should ask your boss what the preferred format for your situation should be.
Here's the format I asked everyone on my team to send me each week.
1) What I worked on this week:
I'm just looking for bullet items here. The basics of what you have done for the week. I don't need to know how many hours you spent on things, just what you were doing.
- Wrote Test Plan for new Zerble Suite 7.0 feature XXX
- Completed testing of Framis 3.2 SR6 using AB&T database
- Attended planning meeting for Zerble Suite 8.0
- etc, etc
2) What I plan to work on next week:
Again, just the basics.
I'm looking to see what is on your plate for the upcoming week.
3) Unplanned Activities:
This will help me better keep track of progress on our schedules versus all the other activities we participate in.
This should include:
- any work not normally part of your weekly routine
- any work on customer or hitlist problems
- any work helping out other teams
- basically anything not directly involved with QA, testing, creating test cases, etc for the upcoming scheduled release(s)
4) Time away next week:
Please tell me if you are expecting to be out of the office during the upcoming week.
I don't need to know too much detail here, just when you won't be here, and a general reason as to why.
- Vacation day Tuesday, February 10
5) Issues and Concerns
Anything I should know about.
If there's anything getting in the way of your work, here's where you can note it.
- Memory upgrade on Bigtest server has been delayed. Without the additional memory, my load testing cannot be completed.