Projects, by definition, end. When the project is finished, the project manager should finalize all project activities. But what does this mean for small projects? And how much formality does it really take to close a simple project?
CLOSING PROCESS SUMMARY
The PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition, defines the closing process group as those processes performed to conclude all activities across all project management groups to formally complete the project, phase, or contractual obligations. This process group, when completed, verifies that the defined processes are completed within all of the process groups to close the project or a project phase, as appropriate, and formally establishes that the project or project phase is complete. ...