5 Ways to End Projects Well
By Kathleen Welton
There is an end to everything, to good things as well. – Geoffrey Chaucer, English poet
Projects do indeed end and the key is to have them end well. After all, according to the Project Management Institute, “A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources.”
So how can you plan for your project to end well vs. well…just end?
Here are some steps to take and questions to ask for a smooth takeoff and landing:
- Step 1: What’s done is “done.”
Set the parameters for the how the project will be measured as “done” at the beginning. Envision what the finished product looks like. Complete the project in a step-by-step fashion and gain agreement and acceptance on each step. This will help ensure that all parties are progressing against the plan in a positive fashion.