7 Steps to Close Your Project Effectively
What’s the most important part of a project? You might say: starting effectively, with a fully-thought through business case. Or the execution stage, where you are monitoring and controlling the work in order to hit your targets and deadlines.
But there’s another area of the project that is arguably more important than either of those: closure.
When a project isn’t finalised and handed over to the support teams effectively, there are several risks. Ultimately, what’s at stake is the effective delivery of benefits. Yes, the reason you did the project in the first place. If your project customers can’t make use of what you have given them, they won’t use it. If they don’t use it, the organization doesn’t receive the planned benefits. And if the planned benefits aren’t delivered, the whole project was, well, kind of pointless, right? In this white paper we’re going to discuss how to avoid that.