The Project is Done – Now What?
By James M Shaffer
It has been 18 long months since this project started, and now it is done with just a few small details waiting to close out. There is only one remaining question, now what?
There is one thing that I’d like to focus on for this post, the closing meeting.
After so many days and weeks and months on this project, it seemed anti-climatic to just end the project by simply stopping work. Besides, I would not be doing my part to really wrap it up the right way. So, I invited all 25 team members and other stakeholders to a long, but not grueling, meeting to finish things up. The agenda looked like this:
- Project Overview (we also had a pot-luck to break it up a little during this time)
- Accomplishments (including value adds)
- Lessons Learned
- Final Thanks
Now this meeting lasted all morning, but after 18 months, 3 more hours was not going to hurt anyone and produced a great pay-off. Read the Complete Article