G02 - Generate new ideas

This management activity belongs to the post-project management activity group: a 3- to 6-month cycle of activities that start after the project ends and continues for 1 to 5 years. This activity group may be merged with that of other finished projects in a central portfolio management system.

The same person who was the sponsor for the project is responsible for this cycle, unless this responsibility is transferred to someone else.

After evaluating the benefits (G01), the sponsor should check to see whether there are any ways of increasing them. The result may be small activities assigned to the operational teams, or major changes that can become new projects in the future.


The main work for the project is done, and you deserve to benefit from it. However, some potential benefits are not realized automatically unless you take extra ad hoc actions after the project closure, and we don’t want to miss this opportunity.

On the other hand, evaluating the benefits of previous projects is a great source of ideas for future projects, and it’s best done in a structured way.

Common pitfalls

Consider the following to avoid some of the commonest problems in this area:


The following principles play a significant role in this management activity:

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A - Project Initiation

B - Monthly Initiation

C - Weekly Management

D - Daily Management

E - Monthly Closure

F - Project Closure

G - Post-Project Management

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