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What to do when your project closes early: A guide

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Closing down a project early is very different to carrying out a controlled close when a project has reached its natural conclusion and delivered everything that stakeholders were expecting. When a project is unexpectedly closed early, it can be difficult to know what steps to take next. Why do projects close early?

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How to Actually Close a Project

Project Risk Coach

However, I encourage you to actually close each project before moving to the next one. Some projects may be canceled and brought to an abrupt close. Out of respect and honor for the team, call a meeting as soon as possible to communicate the decision to close the project. There are many benefits. What About Canceled Projects?

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How to Manage Project Environment from Initiation to Close

A project has five phases: initiation, planning, execution, monitor and control and close. The project environment at this point includes managing the review and acceptance process, settling all open accounts and closing contracts. One of the best ways to manage the project environment is by following the project phases.

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How To Close A Project In PRINCE2

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you aren’t using PRINCE, or if you want some general guidance as well about project closure documents and so on, read this next: How to close a project. A project has a start, a middle and an end, so closing a project is an important part of the project management lifecycle. How Does PRINCE2 Handle Closing a Project?

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How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth.

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Should the Product Owner ‘close’ Product Backlog items?

Defining our Terms Before we delve into why having the Product Owner mark PBIs as “closed” is not a good idea, let’s define the two Scrum accountabilities at play and the Definition of Done. Why the Product Owner closing the PBI is impractical Consider the case of a single Product Owner working with several Scrum Teams. Here's why.

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Closing A Project with MS Project


The role of a project manager (PM) is not only to plan, execute, and track a project, but that of closing a project properly. I see many PMs use the MS Project software tool to work on a project over its life cycle, but most don’t use MS Project to close the project. These should be inactivated as you close the project.

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Reshoring – The Future of Supply Chains

Speaker: Rosemary Coates - Board Member & Founder at Reshoring Institute, Best-selling Author, Host of the Frictionless Supply Chain podcast

Companies can lower the risk of disruptions by shortening the supply chain and moving manufacturing close to the points of sale to reduce the need for expensive and time-consuming transportation. Re-shoring is one solution that is gaining popularity as a result of pandemic-related issues.