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The Principles of Project Management (SitePoint: Project Management) by Meri Williams

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Chapter 5Following Through

At this point, you’re familiar with most of the project life cycle. You’ve successfully initiated your project and been through a number of loops of the Planning, Executing, and Controlling phases. You’ve understood the business value of the project, and have driven towards this at every decision point in the project. You’ve kept stakeholders, your project board, and, of course, your team informed and involved. Most of all, you’ve managed change well, and now you’re approaching the finish line.

In this chapter, we’ll talk about the final phase of the project life cycle: Closing. We’ll also discuss what comes next, whether it’s handing the project over to another team, or running the day-to-day operations of the finished ...

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