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.

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.


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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. Managing a project is difficult.

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. Out of respect and honor for the team, call a meeting as soon as possible to communicate the decision to close the project. The post How to Close a Surprise TKO Project appeared first on. 5=Closing

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. 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. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

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.

The ultimate guide to closing projects (with free project closure checklist and report)


Does ‘closing’ a project mean it’s a success? Closing projects doesn’t have to be complicated. In this guide, we’ll run through a simple process that can guide you as you close out projects, learn from your experiences, and move onto the next one.

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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. It is the stage where you carry out all the formal and informal tasks that will close your project down in an orderly manner. The formal standard for the ‘Closing Process Group’ is very thin. ‘Closing a Project’ is one of PRINCE2’s seven processes.

Agile Leadership: How to Close the Knowing-Doing Gap

Agile Leadership: How to Close the Knowing-Doing Gap. Almost all organisations we help are looking for faster, smarter ways to deliver their mission critical programmes and/or recovering programmes that have stalled or even failed to deliver.

How to Successfully Close a Project. Project Closure Best Practices

The Digital Project Manager

The post How to Successfully Close a Project. How-to Project Closing PM Skills & Best Practices TopicsThe thing is launched! The developers have dispersed, the designers have high-fived, all of the items on your launch checklist have been dutifully checked off. Maybe there’s still confetti floating down from the ceiling. Your project is done! Or is it? Project Closure Best Practices appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Listen closely to salespeople: Are prospects asking for discounts because they won’t use all the functionality in the premium. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue.

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

For any closed loop control system ‒ let’s assume we want to manage our project with such a system ‒ has a signal representing the current state of the system. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes. Managing software development projects is a Closed Loop control system.

10 Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control 5=Closing Project Risk ManagementJust because you've been a project manager since the days of "Gilligan's Island" is no guarantee that you are an effective project manager. As a matter of fact, you may be still trying to get off your island. Even the Skipper and the Professor can't seem to help.encouraging.huh? So, what can we become more successful in producing an intended or desired result in our projects? Here are 10 suggestions.

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Project Closure: How to Miss Nothing when You Shut-down Your Project

Online PM Courses

Project closure is often an afterthought for Project Managers: 'we're done, let's run'. Finishing well is a vital project discipline. But how? The post Project Closure: How to Miss Nothing when You Shut-down Your Project appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Keep Your Friends Close

Think of them as very close siblings; they are all interlinked and their names are. In this different world we find ourselves, keep your friends close, check in with them often and don't miss one out.

Keep your team close. Keep your stakeholders closer

Mark Williams

During the years I have spent both as part of a project team and as a Project Manager, the single biggest lesson I have learnt is summed up with this play on a well known saying. I have seen too ma

The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

Herding Cats

This took me back since Scrum is derived from an empirical closed loop control system developed in the USAF by Col. And of course: Assessing the outcomes of the feedforward and feedback loops is the basis of all Closed Loop control system. See link below on Closed Loop Control). Closed Loop Control. Close Loop Thinking. I came across a couple of interesting tweets over the weekend. Scrum is) more defined rather than empirical process. Agile in name only.

How To Run A Sprint Retrospective That Actually Leads To Change

The Digital Project Manager

Agile How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling How-to Project Closing Leadership & Team Management PM Skills & Best Practices TopicsWhether you’re new to the software development game or been a player for years, chances. The post How To Run A Sprint Retrospective That Actually Leads To Change appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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The Close Sibling of Communications and Stakeholder Management: Resource Management

Management Yogi

In my earlier article, The Twins–Communications and Stakeholder Management, I outlined how deeply and closely these two knowledge areas of the PMBOK® guide interact with each other.

How To Close A Project Effectively [Infographic]

Rebel’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. The post How To Close A Project Effectively [Infographic] appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management.

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 ManagementDiscover the Power of Project Procurement Management As we initiate our projects, we may find that our organization lacks the skills and knowledge to create the project deliverables and meet the project objectives.

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Ask the Right Questions at the Right Time

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control 5=Closing Project Risk ManagementThe success of a project manager largely lies in the individual’s ability to communicate. Some project managers have great oratory skills but don’t ask the right questions at the right time. Here are some key questions for each of the project management process groups. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list; just some questions to get you thinking.

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The Ultimate Project Close Out Checklist


But make sure that you go through your project close out checklist before officially ending your project. You've nearly reached the finish line! Project 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. As a project and program manager and PMO director, I’ve had the responsibility of procuring the necessary products and services from sellers. In other words, I was a buyer.

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Communication Essentials: Hold Me Close Young Tony Danza

Brad Egeland

They look at her very oddly and she says sings, "Hold me close young Tony Danza." Raise your hand if you were watching that hilarious moment on the TV show "Friends" when Phoebe talks about how much she likes that song that Elton John sings about the guy on the TV show "How's the Boss."

Your brain loves closed captioning

Lynne Cazaly

It seems captioning has taken off among the non-hearing impaired — and for good reason! The subtitles on that film or series you’re watching - help boost retention - improve comprehension and - help fill the gaps when someone talks over the dialogue! It’s proving effective for people learning a new language, for children building their reading skills and can lift levels of engagement in those with conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Mild Cognitive Impairment.

The Ultimate Project Close Out Checklist


?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

We’re Closing the Old API


We will close the current one on September 12th, in exactly 2 months time. After working really hard on rewriting Teamweek core, we’re almost done. As of now, we are migrating to a new API. Therefore, we’re asking you to convert to our new API as well. Finds the Docs to help you migrate here. We would also like to remind you that we will continue focusing mostly on the quality and velocity of our core product, which does not include the API. Teamweek News Uncategorized

Sitetracker extends Series B to include Energize Ventures closing $34M


Sitetracker previously closed their Series B round in August 2018, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, National Grid Partners, and Salesforce Ventures. The post Sitetracker extends Series B to include Energize Ventures closing $34M appeared first on Sitetracker. Latest investment brings total funding to $45 million to power the successful deployment of critical infrastructure PALO ALTO, Calif.,

Close by and included. Far away and left out.

Lynne Cazaly

Would you know it if you were doing it : excluding or forgetting someone because they’re not right here? You’d more likely notice it if you were on the receiving end of being excluded, left out or forgotten. As hybrid work has some of us here, some of us there and some of us anywhere, the danger of the unconscious ‘proximity bias’ is also here, there and anywhere!

Knowledge Management: Share the Wisdom

Project Management Essentials

Closing the Project: 10 Ways of Embedding Lessons Learned in the Organizational DNA. Closing a Project: Ask the Right Questions. Leadership Project Management PM Skills Project Close TrainingKnowledge Management (KM) is broadly defined as the process of creating and sharing information across the organization. Its goal is to enable learning. KM became a formal business disciple in the 1990s even though it dates back centuries.

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What to Include in a Project Closure Report


The importance of project closing strategies. Project Management importance of project closure project closing strategies project closure checklist project closure importance project closure phase project closure report what is a project closure document

Project Management: Agile and Waterfall Explained

International Institute for Learning

A phase usually ends before the next one starts, and the sequence is traditionally 5 Phases: Initiation, Planning, Implementation, Controlling, and Closing. Closing : Hurray! By Karim Radwin , CAIA, PMP.

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Better Project Communications

International Institute for Learning

Communication is a closed-loop process. The process is closed when confirmation of understanding is received. Written By Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP. Excellent “soft skills” differentiate the great project managers.

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10 Strategies for Successful Project Execution

Is your organization failing to close the gaps between strategy and project execution? you can use to help you close those gaps, yet it isn’t easy. Williams’ book takes it one step further to clearly identify “six execution gaps” to close for realizing repeatable project success.

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Project Management

International Institute for Learning

Meetings are held behind closed doors with only a select few in attendance. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Project Management [1]. Written By. Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Executive Director for Project Management. The International Institute for Learning.

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Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Risk Governance

Management Yogi

Let’s consider the following scenario based true events which occurred within an organization I worked closely with recently. This company had a long-running project with a number of uncertainties. Risks were identified, then qualified, and risk responses planned.

Busy, But Not Productive

International Institute for Learning

A telecommunications company took over 30-days to close its books each month which was much longer than the industry average. By Alan Zucker. Everyone tells me they are busy. They are on video or conference calls from morning until evening.

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The Six Pillars of Project Management – a Path for 2030

International Institute for Learning

Our greatest joy, as each session comes to a close, is asking participants what they think project management will look like in 2030. By Harold Kerzner, PhD and J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP. Introduction.

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