How To Close A Project Effectively [Infographic]

Girl's Guide to PM

But there’s another area that is arguably as important, if not more so than those: how to close a project. Here’s an infographic on how to close down a project effectively so you don’t leave anyone hanging.

Resolved vs Closed: Definitions Vary, Necessity Doesn’t


In task management, marking issues ‘ resolved’ and ‘ closed’ is common practice. To help clarify, let’s explore the range of definitions applied to resolved and closed statuses. Why Use Resolved and Closed ? What Closed and Resolved Typically Mean.

Project Closure: Your Complete Guide to How to Close-down Your Project

Online PM Courses

And it’s only fair to acknowledge that some of the things I have been saying in training sessions fo the last 20+ years track back to Paul’s advice closing a project well. The formal standard for the ‘Closing Process Group’ is very thin.

How to Close a Surprise TKO Project

Project Risk Coach

Your project sponsor called you to her office and told you that the party is over — close the project. How to Close the Project. Second, be clear about the steps you will take to close the project. The post How to Close a Surprise TKO Project appeared first on.

?Having Trouble Closing the Project?

Brad Egeland

Closeout isn't any easy time for project managers. You'd think they would be feeling relief. Rather, it's closer to anxiety. You know the scenario … you and your team have faced your fair share of issues on the project – no project is without issues and rough spots. But for the most part, things have progressed rather well. Even user acceptance testing went off without too much of a hitch. Read the full article

Four Practical Ways to Improve Project Procurements

Project Risk Coach

Close the Procurements. Lastly, close the procurements. It is easy to overlook the final procurement activities when a project comes to a close. 2=Planning 4=Control 5=Closing Project Procurement Management

How to Develop a Successful Buyer-Seller Relationship

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control 5=Closing Project Procurement ManagementProject Procurement Management For most of my career, I have served in financial service organizations.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

- Chuck Close. Quotes

How to get a failing project back on track

Moira Alexander

First and foremost, pay close attention for any signs that there may be a problem with your project. It can be a short path between project initiation and project failure. And while not every failing project is worth recovering , project managers who heed early warning signs of project failure can rescue a troubled project by tapping their valuable training and experience and executing the following. Tip 1: Recognize the signs of trouble.

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SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained


The word Scrum comes from the game of Rugby, and refers to when a team huddles close together and charges in an attempt to get the ball from the opposing team. Projects succeed or fail by the way they are managed and lead. Success requires more than good leadership.


5 early warning signs of project failure

Moira Alexander

There are many reasons why projects still fail but paying close attention to and addressing these five early warning signs immediately can help keep things moving in the right direction with less strife and causes for concern, and ultimately decrease the risk of project failure. Project failure is costly.

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Product Owner Survival Camp

Tyner Blain

Ellen Gottesdiener, Jeff Patton, and I (Scott Sehlhorst) have developed Product Owner Survival Camp USA to address exactly this challenge – helping product owners close the gap between strategy and execution. You will learn ways to close the gaps between strategy and tactics.

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Project Managers Change the World

Project Bliss

You look closely at the details. It’s not only visionaries and dreamers who change the world. It takes more than just an idea to make a change. The idea must be put into motion – it must be executed. And that’s what Project Managers do. Ideas Without Action Have No Impact.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

can come close to the joy of being with loved ones in person. Despite our ever-connective technology, neither Skype nor Facebook?—?not not even a telephone call?—?can Marlo Thomas. Quotes

Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

Close the project. The Scrum Master works closely with the team and ensures that they adhere to the ceremonies. Are you considering a career move? . Perhaps you’re considering Project Management because it uses many skills you already have. But wait.


In support of strategic colocation

Kiron Bondale

These performance gains only appeared to be achieved when the workers were sitting very close together and distances of 25 or 50 feet did not reveal the same improvements.

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Are your agile transformation blockers like agents in The Matrix?

Kiron Bondale

Neo’s fears and doubts are more crippling than the lack of a dumpster below his office building which he could jump into or a fire escape ladder close at hand to get to the roof. Agile transformations are susceptible to a variety of impediments but sometimes these hurdles are not as high as we believe them to be.

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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

You’d work closely with the product development team by laying out the roadmap and developing a plan, and then ensuring that the team stays on target. As the COO, you’d work closely with the CEO (Chief Executive Officer).

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How to Create a Project Assumptions List: Examples and Template Included

Project Bliss

Status: Open or closed. As assumptions and dates pass, you can mark those items as closed. . When my daughter was very little she came home from school one day and told me the saying about assumptions: When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.

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Work overload: an issue that your business can learn to work around

If we were to list the evils that bedevil the world as we know it, stress would undoubtedly rank close to the top. This symptom of psychological suffering or tension, which arises during our day-to-day activities, whether for personal or for work-related reasons is a mark of the contemporary world in which we live out […]. The post Work overload: an issue that your business can learn to work around appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

What is a project manager? The lead role for project success

Moira Alexander

Project managers play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. What is a project manager? They are accountable for the entire project scope, project team, resources, and the success or failure of the project. If you are looking for a career in IT and wondering if a project manager position is right for you, IT Career Roadmap: IT project manager may be the best place to start. Also, consider if you have what it takes to be a great project manager.

The Value of Project Management in the Ministry: How Pastor Terrell Monger Uses Project Management in his Church

Project Bliss

It is textbook Initiating, Planning, Executing and Closing out in order to get better at preparing for the next production. When you think of using project management skills, there are some industries that come to mind first.

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4 Tips for Avoiding Bad Project Management Habits


You can also see the status of all issues under that project including how many are open, in progress, resolved, and closed. As a project manager, forming good work habits is essential for running a high-performing team.

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10 Questions: Tricia Cervenan

The Clever PM

One of the things that I love about the Product Management community here in Seattle is how close-knit we are, so when I reached out to Tricia Cervenan, a fellow Product Manager and General Assembly instructor, for her thoughts on the industry, the role, and what it means to her, I was not disappointed.

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

You’ll w ork closely with the team and those who’ll be doing the work. Work closely with the customer and stakeholders. Closing the project. The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days.

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Moving On in a PMO Career

Arras People

If you’re looking for a new position outside your current organisation you need to start your research now into how other organisation advertise their PMO positions, playing close attention specifically into how the PMO is described.

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Horseshoes and hand grenades? Don’t forget about projects!

Kiron Bondale

If the driver waits till the end of that day the close call will seem less compelling and two days later they would have entirely forgotten about it. Maybe we need to add projects to the old cliché “ Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades “!

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Use this Recipe to Diffuse Anger


OK not you, but let’s consider the fact that perhaps one day, someone close to you may become angry. What me, upset? Perhaps even in the workplace. And you already know that communications become clouded when anger does the talking. Try this recipe next time anger appears on the menu.

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Agile vs Waterfall Methodology: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

A project manager leads the effort and works closely with the team to plan and execute the project. The development team works closely with the customer throughout the implementation. Teams work very closely together, so being in the same physical location is an ideal state.

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Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management


Closing: Now that your project is complete, it’s time to wrap up any loose ends and mark the project as done. Your team has reached the closing step of this project, so it’s time to review your work.

Three Popular Ways to Run a Productive Retrospective


Close the Retrospective. Finally, it’s time to close the Retrospective on a high note. Close your Retrospective with a summary of what was discussed, as well as praise for what was done well. Continuous improvement is one of the biggest benefits of working in an Agile work environment , and in the Scrum framework, the driver of improvement is the Retrospective.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Far from being close-minded killjoys, most scientists in the “never aliens” camp desperately want to be convinced otherwise.

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5 Ways to Effectively Manage Shifting Priorities


No matter how closely you are managing a project, there are certain factors even the most experienced project managers simply cannot control. {socialbuttons}.

Rock a bye baby – Halloween update ????

Resource Guru

The nights are closing in, witches and ghouls are abound but we’re not hunkering down. Babies are not downtime!

Men, Women & the PMP [Infographic]

Girl's Guide to PM

I’d like to read some more research before I confirm that the ‘gap is closing fast’ because the latest I heard – although I can’t put my finger on the stats right now – is that women still have a long way to go before equal pay for equal work becomes a reality.

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Applying for Project Management Jobs at the Right Level

Arras People

With a project related CV often it comes down to the context of what and where your experience is so hirers want to know that your previous experience is close to or matches their particular situation.

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Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles


By closely analyzing and estimating the amount of time it should take for each event to be completed, the manager can then easily create realistic timelines and budgets for those aspects of the project. Getting your team organized around a project is often easier said than done.

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3 Key Differences Between Project Program and Portfolio

PM by PM

These statements might resonate with you – you would have either made them yourself or heard them from someone close to you. […]. Project Program and Portfolio Compared Do you use the terms Project Program and Portfolio in day to day language? I am sure you are using them regularly.

Project Procurement Management [All the basics you need to know]

Online PM Courses

Closing. This could instead be a part of your Closing stage. Closing. So, the basic closing tasks for your procurement process are: Ensure that your suppliers have met all of the contract acceptance criteria.

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Which Countries Get the Most Work Done?


of total tasks, closely followed by Finland, China and Israel. The ranking closely mirrors the “average days to complete a task” ranking, with the exception of the Czech Republic and Austria, who rose from the middle of the pack (at 16.5 Finland follows closely at 84.4%

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