Project Closure Phase

The Project Closure Phase is the fourth and last phase in the project life cycle. In this phase, you will formally close your project and then report its overall level of success to your sponsor.

Project Closure involves handing over the deliverables to your customer, passing the documentation to the business, cancelling supplier contracts, releasing staff and equipment, and informing stakeholders of the closure of the project.

After the project has been closed, a Post Implementation Review is completed to determine the projects success and identify the lessons learned.

The activities taken to close a project and the templates which help you to complete each activity, are shown in the following diagram. Click the links below to learn how these templates can help you to close projects efficiently.

Activities

1.
Perform
Project Closure

2.
Review
Project Completion

The first step taken when closing a project is to create a Project Closure Report. It is extremely important that you list every activity required to close the project within this Project Closure report, to ensure that project closure is completed smoothly and efficiently. Once the report has been approved by your sponsor, the closure activities stated in the report are actioned.

Between one and three months after the project has been closed and the business has begun to experience the benefits provided by the project, you need to complete a Post Implementation Review. This review allows the business to identify the level of success of the project and list any lessons learned for future projects.

This Project Closure Template suite helps you to complete a Project Closure Report and Post Implementation Review, by providing you with a set of comprehensive document templates. These templates help you to perform project closure quickly and efficiently, saving you time and effort. Learn more about the Project Closure Template suite now.

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"Project Closure can often be
a headache. Using these
templates, it's easy to close a
project. Simply follow the
steps listed and you're on
your way."

Richard Copus
MBA Student
Denmark

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