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Investment-Centric Project Management by Steven Keays

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PROJECT CLOSEOUT

Projects and washrooms: two instances of jobs not finished until the paperwork is complete.

IT’S DONE. NOW WHAT?

Closure Requires Closeout

Some projects reach their natural conclusion and others do so prematurely. But all will end, in the end. The subject of project closeout is our concern in this chapter. How does the process look from a project management perspective? Who does what? What records need to be retained, in what format? When is a project actually done? These questions require answers that are often ignored or overlooked in the setting of execution strategy. There is more to ending a project than declaring it done and archiving the files. The scope of the effort is a function of positions within the project hierarchy. ...

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