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Project 2013 In Depth by Scott Daley

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17. Closing the Project

One of the most important steps in project management is often overlooked: closing a project. Often, project managers or teams do not take the time to officially close their projects for numerous reasons. Some people believe that after work on a project is completed, the project is finished. Or, perhaps they have another project to start and feel their time would be better spent by just diving into the next project. All too often, work on a project finishes, but the project itself just trails away, because it was not properly closed.

At the end of any project, the team should be able to look back and judge its success against the criteria that were set at the beginning of the project. Correctly set up projects have clear ...

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