Chapter Five. Control and Closing

Just as the previous phases overlapped, so too do the Control and Closing phases. Several controlling actions are done throughout the project that are key to a successful closing, and two distinct areas are dealt with only in the Closing phase. Let’s look at these from the standpoint of a professional project manager.

Everyone with whom I have talked describes some project they have been on where it seemed that the project never ended. Even if they were switched to another project, the initial project seemed to go on and on of its own volition. Almost everyone called this a part of their “project from hell.” There are many reasons why projects don’t end. Some projects can go on and on because of funding issues. ...

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