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Stage 5: Close

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  • Overview
    • Concludes all project activities.
    • Administratively closes the project.
    • Turns the delivered product or service over to a support group.
    • Assesses project outcomes and team performance.
    • Documents best practices and lessons learned.
    • Celebrates project success.
  • 1. Transition to Support Organizations
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    All documents necessary for a product or service transition are complete and available by the Close stage. This step confirms that support organizations have accepted the documentation and have been notified of the transition timeframe.
  • 2. Conduct Post Project Review
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    To conduct the post project review, you:
    • Measure how closely the project meets customer needs
    • Identify what worked well and what needs improvement
    • Document patterns and trends
    • Articulate methods for improvement
    • Formulate/share Lessons Learned and Best Practices from feedback
    • Ensure material is archived for easy access by managers of future projects
  • 3. Perform Administrative Closeout
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    Administrative closeout officially closes the project. The project manager completes required administrative tasks, cleans up and archives project material, and provides performance reviews and updated skills inventory for the project team.
  • 4. Approve Project Closeout
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    Project closeout is finalized when the project is formally approved by the project sponsor and other designated stakeholders. Formal approval acknowledges that all the deliverables produced and activities performed during the Close Stage are complete, reviewed, and accepted.

    Formal project closeout approval signifies the project is done.
  • 5. Celebrate!
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    This activity acknowledges the work and contributions of the team to the project. Following the completion and wrap-up of the project, a social event held during or after work hours is an effective method of thanking and recognizing team effort. Special recognition for extraordinary individual effort may be appropriate.

     

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    Updated March 15, 2007 - v2.2