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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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Some Additional Details for Project Shutdown

The cleanest closure of a project comes when all work is done and team members already have other work or have returned to their permanent jobs. The easiest project to close down is the small one in which tangible (visible) results demonstrate completion to one and all. For example, when Project Alpha is finished, everyone will know because sales, marketing, manufacturing, and accounting will all be using the final product!
On the other hand, closing down the project of building a large refinery in Houston is much more complex. Not only are there multiple subplans, but for the uninitiated project manager, reaching the state of completion may seem impossible. Yes, the plant itself may be up, but all ...

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