Closing the Project

Project closure

The closure report

The closure meeting

Closure actions

It is the project sponsor’s role to approve the closure of a project. However, if a project is to be closed part way through and other projects are affected (the project definition will define interproject interdependencies), approval may need to be given by a higher authority or agreed with other affected parties.

‘Yes, in the old days that was so, but we have changed all that.’

MOLIÈRE 1622–1673


  • Closure is the project sponsor’s decision.
  • Check interdependent projects before terminating yours.
  • Make project closure explicit.
  • Communicate closure ...

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