A - Project Initiation
A02 - Appoint the project manager
A03 - Appoint the key team members
A05 - Identify and plan the deliverables
A06 - Identify risks and plan responses
A07 - Have project initiation peer-reviewed
A08 - Make a go/no-go decision
B - Monthly Initiation
B01 - Revise and refine the plans
B02 - Have the monthly cycle peer-reviewed
B03 - Make a go/no-go decision
B04 - Kick off the monthly cycle
C - Weekly Management
C01 - Measure and report performance
C02 - Plan responses for deviations
C03 - Kick off the weekly cycle
D - Daily Management
E - Monthly Closure
E01 - Evaluate stakeholder satisfaction
E02 - Capture lessons and plan for improvements
F - Project Closure
F02 - Evaluate stakeholder satisfaction
F03 - Have the closing activity group peer-reviewed
F04 - Archive the project documents
G - Post-Project Management
F06 - Conduct a focused communication
This management activity belongs to the Project Closure group. This activity group is done when the product of the project is complete, or when you decide to cancel the project.
At this point, the sponsor sends a message to everyone in the organization, announcing the closure of the project and thanking all the team members.
There are two purposes to this management activity:
- It shows appreciation for the team members, which encourages them for future projects.
- It helps keep everyone informed about the projects being worked on in the organization, and helps them align with the goals.
Keep the message short and clear. If the project was canceled or if it wasn’t successful, make sure that your message is positive and encourages people to look forward to better projects in the future.
The following principles play a significant role in this management activity: