Project Closeout Best Practices

Don't ignore project closeout tasks until it's too late — we'll teach you how to plan ahead and ensure your project is a success from beginning to end!

A smooth project closeout is just as important to its success as a proper startup, but too often, project managers ignore closeout tasks during the planning process. Show your stakeholders just how organized and competent you are when you prepare early for the real work ahead. Our renowned project management expert Kevin Aguanno is here to guide you through a structured and orderly project closeout procedure that reduces hidden costs, better satisfies stakeholders and gives you a competitive edge.

At the end of the conference you'll be able to:

  • Overcome resistance and get everyone to agree to end the project in the first place
  • Identify and complete all necessary tasks to cleanly shut down a project
  • Identify and retain essential information in case of future disputes or for future projects
  • Improve team morale and your own professional image with strategic promotion of achievements

To provide you with best practices for an efficient and structured project closeout that ensures success from start to finish — without frustrating obstacles and unexpected costs.

Conference Outline:

  • 5 scope barriers and 4 lifecycle barriers that stop people from agreeing that your project is "over"
  • A 5-step process for shutting down a project once the work is complete
  • The legal obligations of a project manager at project closure
  • A 10-step process for capturing lessons learned
  • Why it's important to harvest reusable intellectual capital and how to do so
  • How to support marketing/promotional activities at project closeout
  • How to safely transition a project to an ongoing support/maintenance team

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This presentation is available as a live conference recording entitled So, You Think You're Done? It is available as an MP3 audio download for $9.99 or on Audio CD for $14.87.