In this course, the issues that arise in bringing a project to a close have been examined, and ways of evaluating a project have been discussed. The key components of project closure have been identified and discussed and their importance in ensuring that the aims and objectives of a project have been successfully attained, have been explored. You should now be able to plan an effective project closure. Problems often need to be resolved at the closure stage, and those managing projects need to be aware of potential problem areas.
The handover and delivery of a project or of project components are important stages. They require planning to ensure that the project sponsor or others receiving the project outcomes are satisfied and able to move forward. There are also opportunities at these stages to improve the impression that the project team has made.
Evaluation can take place at any time during a project, and can have important implications for its continuation, direction or successful completion. Most projects are concluded with an evaluation, and those managing project teams will usually be invited to contribute to this. Evaluation may also take place some time after the conclusion of a project, to review the extent to which it has achieved its long-term objectives. You should now be able to contribute confidently to the planning and implementation of evaluations.
Planning your personal development in order to improve your future performance in managing projects has also been discussed.