Categories: project closure
Is it time for your project to wrap up? Congratulations! In this infographic I share a few tips for closing down your project in a smooth and controlled way.
These are things I’ve learned over time, because I’ve struggled in the past to get people to take responsibility for the stuff that the project has delivered. I’ve realised that a strong closure process and handover to the operational team is crucial if you want to be able to walk away from the project and not end up as the ongoing informal support person for whatever it was that you delivered.
In brief, my top suggestions for the closure process (not so much the handover to live, that’s a whole other topic) are:
- Close off everything on your project schedule by marking it as complete.
- Update the risk log and copy open risks to the closure document.
- Organise a post-project review to talk about how the whole thing went.
- Celebrate! Don’t forget this part 😊
Whare are your top tips for the last stage of a project? Share your ideas for making the project closure process as smooth as possible in the comments below!