As a project manager, how can you determine if milestones need a closing process?
What methods can you employ as a project manager to assess whether milestones necessitate a formal closing process?
If the crossroads won’t be re-addressed at a later time in the project
If there are more milestones than project tasks
If a stakeholder requested it in the project charter
If the team decides the milestone closing process will waste time
To determine if milestones require a formal closing process, consider these factors:
- If the milestone marks the end of related work.
- If there’s an imbalance between milestones and tasks.
- If stakeholders requested closing processes.
- If the project team believes it’s beneficial, avoid unnecessary time waste.