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Getting to Done: Project Close Out Best Practices

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As project managers, we tend to keep our eyes focused on the finish line. For us, it is all about on-time completion. Once the deliverables have been handed over to our project sponsor or client, we relax—the project is over. But is it really?

Project closeout always presents challenges: from getting final approvals, to performing administrative and contract closure, to capturing lessons learned, and more. At the rapid pace of business today, efficient project closure is a must and may even give you a competitive edge.

This 1-day workshop introduces project managers to the best practices for getting final signoffs and closing out projects. Project managers will come away with a structured closeout framework and some templates that can be used to complete an orderly project closeout.

Learning objectives

You will gain practical skills to:

  • Use a structured approach to get final sign-off and closong out a project
  • Describe the barriers to project closeout including both scope and lifecycle barriers
  • Describe how to overcome closeout activities including financial, administrative, and legal closure (and more!)
  • Use lessons learned to drive continuous improvement

Who should participate?

This course is intended for beginner and intermediate project managers across all industries.

Program details

Dates: March 7-8, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Atlantic)
Location: Virtual
Price: $595 (+HST)
Instructor: Janice Petley

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Register for March 7-8, 2022

Instructor

Janice Petley has over 20 years of project management experience. Her typical assignments are definitely project management, but are anything but "typical". Her experience spans a wide range of projects: from classical theatre at the Stratford Festival and symphony concerts in the United States, to stadium and arena opera productions in cities such as Tokyo, Munich, and Brussels. Whether it was a large sporting event at the Rogers Centre or an opera with a cast of 1000 in a bull ring in Madrid, Janice has worked on high risk, innovative, challenging projects. As many of her events were broadcast live-to-air both nationally and internationally, she fully understands the necessity of flawless project execution.

Janice has extensive experience with projects whose core deliverables focused on marketing, corporate communications, employee rewards, team building, and training and education. She has managed projects for many high profile corporate clients including CIBC, Chrysler Canada, Telus, and BMW. The not-for-profit client list includes the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Canada Games, and Special Olympics International.

She holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario, a BEd from Queen’s University, an MBA, and is designated as a Project Management Professional and a Certified Agile Project Manager.

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