Know When You're Done
Documents That Substantiate Completion
Process for Ending Well
Transfer of the Project
Ending a project—sometimes called “closing”—occurs when the project sponsors accept the project deliverables. Sometimes this can be quite formal, with a signoff, but often it's less dramatic.
The time to talk about finishing well is not at the end. If you've skipped earlier steps, it's unlikely that you'll finish well. Even if you've done everything well, it's still more difficult than you'd think to end a project. During the project, you're under tremendous pressure from sponsors to hit your due dates, but when the final due date has arrived, some sponsors don't want the project to end. Suddenly they ...