Completion and Closure
final phase: completion,
closure, and close-out.
The reasons for a
lack of completion arethe following:
ĚThe project objective is
poorly defined and no one knows when the project is finished.
ĚProject team members are
uncertain about their next assignment, so they just drag the project.
ĚThe project is not
essential and is behind schedule.
overcome the problems by
planning for the closure activity well in advance of its occurrence.make it
part of your project plan.
perform the following six
sure that the customer/client is content with the project deliverables: You
may need to make minor modifications, provide additional training, or
answer questions to completely satisfy your customer.
that documented evidence is generated that confirms your customer has
accepted the project deliverable: In many cases, final payment for the
project is dependent upon customer acceptance and approval.
final reports and assemble other documents that need distribution or
placement in your project notebook: File essential project documents
(plans, specifications, blueprints, technical drawings, computer files)
out contracts as appropriate, obtain final payment, and disburse funds to
vendors. Perform final accounting to make sure that the project budget is
up-to-date and can sustain an audit.
the project team and if possible, assist in reassignment.
and very importantly, make sure to celebrate and recognize project team