11-3. Organizing the closeout process

What Is Involved in Closing Projects?

Closing processes include gaining stakeholder acceptance of the final product and bringing the project or phase to an orderly end.
Closing verifies that all of the deliverables have been completed.
A project audit is often done.
Why are Closeouts Difficult?
Project sign off can be a de-motivator
Constraints cause shortcuts on back-end
Low priority activities
Lessons learned analysis seen as bookkeeping
Unique view of projects
Administrative Closure –
involves
nverifying and documenting project results to formalize acceptance of the products produced
ncollecting project records
nensuring products meet specifications
nanalyzing whether the project was successful and effective
narchiving project information for future use

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