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 ...