Some things come to an end whether we like it or not. Not so with projects. Below is an article published in ProjectTimes recently that identified some ways to ensure that projects get closed for good reasons, whether we like it or not:
Closing out a calendar year brings to mind the challenges of closing out projects. But unlike a calendar year, the close of a project only happens with intention. All too often, it doesn’t happen at all.
The benefits of conducting some kind of formal project closure are many, including a sense of accomplishment among project participants which improves productivity, organizational recognition of the value of the investment, and contributions to the corporate memory that serve as a resource for future projects. Project closure is not just a good idea, it’s of value to the organization.
My personal experience training for my first triathlon was inspiration for my top tips for making sure to follow through on project closure. See the full article for more on training for project closure.