"Paper changes are cheap."
Gerald Weinberg




APPRAISAL, TRANSITION, AND CLOSURE
 
 
Project Wrap-Up includes three key activities:
Appraisal -- Evaluating the project's results and identifying improvements for next time.
Transition -- Moving things from the development project to the ongoing support (e.g. production, maintenance, etc.).
Closure -- The importance of cleaning out and taking time to celebrate.

Using a formal wrap-up process:

  • Facilitates continuous process improvement for the next effort via lessons learned.
  • Facilitates the effective transition to the ongoing program (production/maintenance) support.
  • Ensure that responsibility is formally shifted so team members are not continually pulled back in inappropriately.
  • Enables projects which must be suspended or canceled early to be left in a way that the work can be used if the project is revived.
  • Provides an emotional release from projects which are abandoned but not forgotten.

Course Outcomes:
Students of the Advanced Strategies' Project Appraisal, Transition, and Closure Course will return to work with an understanding of:

  1. How feedback (both transmitting and receiving) from the project team as well as other sources, including the sponsor; can be used to improve the process for future projects.
  2. Techniques for the effective transition of people, work-products and project information
  3. The importance of cleaning-up and celebrating.

Course Outline:

  1. Overview of Project Wrap-Up
  2. Appraising the Process and Products
  3. Appraising the People
  4. Transitioning to the Ongoing Effort
  5. Dealing with Open Items
  6. Techniques for Clean-Up
  7. Disposal vs. Mothball vs. Archive
  8. Importance and Appropriateness of Celebration
  9. Tips for Wrapping up Canceled Projects

Who Should Attend:
This course is targeted for anyone leading, sponsoring or working on a project team including: Project Managers, Project Team Members and the Managers of Project Managers.

Course Duration:
One Day

Class Availability: Request It Now!

Materials Provided:
Student Course Book

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