2 Project Closure

Project Closure

Dr. Joseph A. Griffin, PMP®

Overview of Lecture

• Aspects of the closing phase

• Closing an unsuccessful project

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Aspects of the Closing Phase

• Client / Sponsor processes

• Deliverables processes

• Stakeholder processes

• Project plan / file processes

• Project Team processes

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Project Closure – Client / Sponsor

• Deliverables review

• Final acceptance

• Sign off on accepting project as complete & deliverables as acceptable

• Project Feedback

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Project Closure – Deliverables

• Final inspections / review

• Hand off or exchange process

• Document acceptance

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Project Closure – Stakeholders

• Contract closeout

• Accounts payable

• Performance reviews

• Waivers

• Close procurements

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Project Closure – Project Plan / File

• Final updates to project file

• Document lesson learned

• Create project summary

• Archive file

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Project Closure – Project Team

• Team evaluations

• Re-assignments

• Team lessons learned

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Closing an Unsuccessful Project

• What makes a project unsuccessful?

• Internal Projects

– Work through issues with sponsor

• External Projects

– Consult with company’s attorney

– Communicate carefully

– Cancel all work

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