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Starting up a project
Initiating a project
Controlling a stage
Managing Product Delivery
Managing a Stage Boundary
Closing a project
Directing a project

OVERVIEW: To bring the project to a controlled completion and to have its success measured against the PID.

Process                                   Overview                                           Smaller project?                                       

Prepare planned closure


Prepare premature closure


Hand over products  

Customer and supplier must agree that the project has met its objectives with no outstanding problems/requests. Documentation preserved for later audits.

Notification of the release of resources can be informal



Follow on action recommendations still rquired

Evaluate the Project  

Provides a mechanism for improvement of PM quality/ to learn lessons from the past. May form part of the PMs appraisal process and also the appraisal of suppliers.

End Project Report may be less rigorous with PB approval.

Recommend project closure

Formal end-point for the project

Still required