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No. Activities Detail of Activities and Remarks
1 Assess Project and Product/Service results Measure project performance and product/service results:
  • Identify the project's level of complexity
  • Evaluate the selected methodology and developed plans
  • Evaluate the project's performance and adherence to the developed plans.
  • Identify the reasons for deviations from the plan and improvements to be made in project management methods.
  • Evaluate the product/service's conformance and satisfaction of the requirements
  • Determine whether the project's objectives were achieved.
  • Determine whether the benefits documented as part of the approved business case were realized
2 Evaluate team performance Evaluate the performance of the members of the project team in accordance with the HR plan and departmental HR policies:
  • Gather and analyze relevant performance metrics
  • See the Corporate Process - HR Management Plan for details.
3 Identify best practices, lessons learned Based on project assessment:
  • Identify and highlight any lessons learned and best practices that could be useful to other project teams.
  • Document and communicate lessons learned and best practices.
4 Update organization metrics Gather, analyze, project performance metrics:
  • Gather data required for updating or adding to your organization's metrics. Metrics can include such information as:

    • Number of objects, classes, programs, modules and level of complexity
    • Skill-set required to complete different task types
    • Level of effort required for different task types by resource type
  • Update (or provide project metrics to responsible party) your organization's metrics (as required).
5 Close Contract(s) When third parties have been contracted to provide products/services:
  • Determine whether the contractor has satisfied all contractual obligations according to the contract terms and conditions.
  • Once all contractual obligations have been satisfied, provide the contractor with formal notification that the contract is complete.
  • See the Corporate Process - Procurement Management Plan for details.
6 Obtain Project (phase) Acceptance Obtain formal project (phase) acceptance:
  • Follow the agreed upon project management process as documented in the approved project management plan.