Project Initiation Weekly Initiation Daily Management Weekly Closure Project Closure Post-Project Management Identify the high-level decision maker(s) A1 Understand and distribute the hats A2 Select tools and create a project repository A3 Create a common understanding A4 Have Project Initiation peer-reviewed A5 Make a go/no-go decision A6 Conduct a focused communication A7 Revise and refine the common understanding C1 Have the Weekly Initiation peer-reviewed C2 Make a go/no-go decision C3 Conduct a focused communication C4 Manage follow-up items D1 Close completed deliverables D2 Measure and report performance E1 Evaluate stakeholder satisfaction E2 Capture lessons and plan for improvements E3 Consider swapping hats for the week E4 Double-check and hand over the final output F1 Evaluate stakeholder satisfaction F2 Have the Project Closure peer-reviewed F3 Consider swapping hats for Post-Project Management F4 Archive the project documents F5 Celebrate! F6 Conduct a focused communication F7 Evaluate the benefits G1 Generate new ideas G2 Conduct a focused communication G3

F1 - Double-check and hand over the final output

The first thing we need to do in the Project Closure activity group is double-check to ensure the final output of the project is complete and matches the expectations.

Project Manager Hat

Are all the cards on the Integrated Project Board closed?

Creator Hat

Is everything working the way it should from a production point of view?

Investor Hat

Have we achieved the project goal?

Have we satisfied the business expectations?

User Hat

Have we satisfied the requirements and the users' needs and expectations?

If we need to do more before ending the project, you should return to C1, and otherwise, to F2.

Project Description Deliverables and Follow-Up Items Queued In-Progress On-Hold To-Review Closed Why this project? Requirements Targets and forecasts Stakeholders

Sometimes, a limited set of unfinished cards on the board might be closed by transferring them to a maintenance team. In these cases, they should be marked as “transferred” and moved to the “closed” column.

Creator Hat

Do we need to prepare any additional information for the maintenance team?

When there’s a customer, the following considerations are important:

Project Manager Hat

Do we need approval or an official handover before ending the project?

Have we properly documented the closing approvals and similar documents?

When working with external customers, it’s a good idea to document key communications for future reference.

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