We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
We cannot afford to forget any experiences, even the most painful.
CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
Understand the steps needed to effectively close a project
Develop a closing strategy
Identify the components of project documentation
Conduct a post-implementation audit
Explain the significance of each post-implementation audit question
Closing a project is all too often a sigh of relief on the part of the development team and the client team. The punishment has finally ended, and everyone can return to their normal jobs. There are probably project responsibilities that are behind schedule and waiting for you to get started on them. Is that how you remember project closings? Or do you remember them as celebrations of success?
By using the following tools, templates, and processes you can turn a project closing into an ordered and defined process.
Acceptance test procedures (ATP)
Final project report
The worst time to negotiate the completion of a project is at its eleventh hour. If you wait until then, you are at the mercy of the client. ...