Discover how to prepare a project closeout report and archive project information.
- A closeout report is like a final status report…for the project.…It sums up the project result in a concise,…informative document.…What the project did, how it did it, and how well it went.…The report starts off with the bottom line, a summary…of the project, and whether the project was successful.…The project summary hits the highlights.…Did the project deliver what it was suppose to?…Was it on time and within budget?…If not, why?…Next, include information you want to share with others…such as significant changes, issues,…lessons learned, or risks.…
For example, if the project didn't deliver…everything on the scope statement,…identify the scope that was and wasn't delivered.…For risks, describe how you handled them and the result.…You can also point out risks that occurred…that weren't identified in the initial risk management plan…so others don't miss them in the future.…Another section to include is the effectiveness…of your project management practices.…Similar to lessons learned, you can describe…what worked well and how you would plan…
Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. In this course, she explains the fundamentals of project management, from defining the problem, establishing project goals and objectives, and building a project plan to managing team resources, meeting deadlines, and closing the project. Along the way, she provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance.
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- Defining the components of a project
- What it takes to be a project manager
- Using project management software like Microsoft Project
- Managing project scope, budget, and schedule
- Managing project resources, including people
- Managing project risk
- Initiating a project
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Identifying requirements and deliverables
- Developing a project plan
- Building a project schedule
- Assigning resources to tasks
- Understanding the critical path
- Running the project
- Managing teams
- Monitoring performance
- Closing a project
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Project Management
2. Exploring Project Management Knowledge Areas
3. First Things First
How to develop requirements4m 19s
4. Developing a Project Plan
5. Building a Project Schedule
6. While You Run the Project
7. Working with Teams
8. Monitoring and Controlling Progress and Performance
9. Closing a Project
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