Revising the Closure Process
Although closure is a fairly straightforward business, you need to cope with a surprising amount of content for the exams, not least because there are a large number of management products flying about. Be sure then to allow time for revising the process, especially for Foundation where all the information has to be in your head. For Practitioner, you have the relative luxury of being able to look things up in your PRINCE2 manual. However, you still need to remember a lot of this stuff, so that looking something up in the manual during the exam is just a fast check to confirm something, not reading big chunks of the closure chapter to find out large amounts of information.
Revision checklist – Foundation
Scan down this revision checklist and if you can’t tick any item confidently, that warns you that you need to look at the point again as part of your revision:
Yes, it’s the process objectives and the purpose statement again. Are you sure that you’ll be able to recognise the different parts if they come up in a question?
The two triggers for the process: detecting the end of the last stage when checking the stage status in the process Controlling a Stage, or as a Project Board instruction for a ‘crash stop’ – a premature close.
That a premature close ...