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Project closure guide: complete project like a master (PMP)

PMBOK® Guide compliant guide on project closure. Learn how to close projects like a project management professional!
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What Will I Learn?
perform procurement closure
perform adminsitrative closure
document lessons learned
communicate project closure to project stakeholders
pass PMP exam's questions about closing processes
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  • open mind and willingness to learn

Learn how to close projects according to the PMBOK® Guide, globally recognized standard for the project management profession.

Close Your Projects Like A Professional Project Manager And Pass PMP® exam.

  • Close Procurement and Close Project or Phase
  • Premature project termination
  • Project Closure Document
  • Lessons Learned

Professional methods and tools at your fingertips!

Learning the fundamentals of PMBOK® Guide closing processes gives you a deep understanding of key points in a project closure. PMBOK® Guide is the globally recognized standard with over 500 000 certification holders and PMI serves as an unbiased endorsement of your project management expertise and professional experience on a global level. At the end of this course you will be able to finish your projects in a professional way, sending a strong message to the stakeholders that you are a project management professional.

Content and Overview:

The course is divided into four sections. After the summary in the first section, you will recognize the fundamentals of PMBOK® Guide knowledge in section two. You will understand what are project closing processes, what tools and methods you should use, and what are the inputs and outputs of each one of them. In section three you will find answers to frequently asked topics - a practical project manager's checklist, advices for project premature termination, Project Closure Document with ready-to-use template and tips on Lessons Learned session.

Who is the target audience?
  • Project managers
  • Sponsors
  • PMO Specialist
  • PMO Managers
  • Project team members
  • Steering Committee members
  • Key stakeholders
  • Anyone interested in project management and project closure
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 34:06
2 Lectures 03:45

In this course you will get overview of the course.

Preview 02:15

This lecture explains why you shouldn't ignore project closure.

Preview 01:30
Closing processes
3 Lectures 15:53

In this lecture you will get overview about PMBOK approach to project closure. You will learn that closing processes are performed during both PHASE closure and PROJECT closure. You will also understand how it fits into the project lifecycle.

Preview 06:46

This lecture explains the fundamentals of Close Procurements process, its inputs, outputs, tools & techniques.

Preview 04:23

This lecture explains the fundamentals of Close Project or Phase process, its inputs, outputs, tools & techniques.

Close Project or Phase
Things that require your special attention
5 Lectures 13:44

In this lecture you will learn what specific actions should be undertaken to succesfully close the project.

A practical checklist

This lecture explains the case of project premature termination:

  • why it happens,
  • in what way (addition, integration, starvation, extinction),
  • what to do (apply standard processes with the termination context, remove the "stigma" of termination, put priority on lessons learned)
Early terminated projects

In this lecture you can find a sample Project Closure Document. You can download the template, adapt it to your needs and use it!

Project Closure Document

In this lecture you will find a zoom on lessons learned session that should be done at the end of the project.

Lessons learned

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1 Lecture 00:39

This lecture explains what you should expect during PMP or CAPM exam.

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Test your knowledge
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About the Instructor
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PMP, Experienced Project Manager,

Justyna Blajerska is a certified and experienced project manager. She possesses PMP® certificate since 2012 (license number: 1510822) and PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate since (license number: 02312878-01-Z8VE). She is a founder of PMWars. com - a project management knowledge base platform, where she shares her experience through useful articles and e-learning courses.

Justyna has wide professional experience in project management. Her areas of expertise are especially IT and organizational change. In her project portfolio you will find projects like a deployment of Google Apps for Business, Salesforce, Oracle eBusiness Suite and many other top applications, but also highly strategic projects of transfering processes to a Shared Service Center, mutualization of technical infrastrucures and processes optimization.

Justyna has a great passion for teaching. She is extremely engaged in the process of transfering knowledge to her students. She will surely engage you in her online classes and help you to achive your learning goals.

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