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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition by G. Michael Campbell PMP, G. Michael Campbell, Sunny Baker

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The Final Shutdown

Make the following tasks part of the final termination process for most projects as they are necessary to bring them to the final closure and include them in the project plan:
• Meet with stakeholders to get their final approval of the project deliverables. Because they are the reason for the project existing in the first place, their approval signals the project’s completion. For larger projects, you may want to request a formal memorandum acknowledging the completion of the project by the project sponsor or customer.
• Finalize all contractual commitments to vendors, suppliers, and customers. This may include reports or final payments. It may also include letters thanking vendors for a job well done when appropriate.
• Transfer ...

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