CHAPTER 9 Closing the Program

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In this chapter, you will

• Examine the program deliverable

• Complete the lessons learned documentation

• Administer performance reviews

• Close the program

• Close program components

• Celebrate because the program is done

The two happiest days in a program manager's life are the day the program starts and the day the program ends. The clouds roll back, the sun shines on your face, there's a rainbow off in the distance, and a roaming choir breaks out with Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." It's a brilliant, happy day. Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but gosh, closing that program feels pretty darn good. Before you pop the cork on the champagne ...

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