Chapter 17. Closing the Project

In this chapter

The Importance of Closing Your Project

The Project Close Process Group

Performing Final Reporting

Performing a Project Retrospective (Lessons Learned)

Archiving Your Schedule

Celebrating Your Project Results

Consultants’ Tips


The Importance of Closing Your Project

One of the most important steps in project management is quite often overlooked: closing a project. Often times, project managers or teams do not take the time to officially close their projects for numerous reasons. Some people believe that once work on a project is completed, then the project is finished. Or, perhaps they have another project to start and feel their time would be better spent by just diving into the next project. All ...

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