• The PMBOK® only announces that the input of the process Close Project are the deliverables. On the other hand the output 'accepted deliverables' (generated by Scope Verification) and 'validated deliverables' (generated by Perform Quality Control) don't become input of any process. But - of course - PMI want's that a project is closed with approved deliverables.

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(1.7) Abschließen des Projektes

(1.7.1) Process Input

... generated by predecessor processes

... introduced by external units

  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Process Assets
  • Contract Documentation

(1.7.2) Process Definition

Close Project is the process for "[...] finalizing all activities across all of the Project Management Process Groups" to formally close the project or a project phase (comp. PMBOK3, p. 79)

(1.7.3) Tools and Techniques

PMBOK Mentioned Methods

  • Project management methodology deliveres methods and processes "[...] that aids a project management in performing both administrative and contract closure procedures for the project"
  • Project management information system is used by the project management team "to perform both administrative and contract closure procedures across the project"
  • Expert judgement "[...] is applied in developing and perfroming both the administrative and contract closure procedures"

(comp. PMBOK3, p. 101)

Open Source Tools

  • NN

(1.7.4) Process Output

  • Administrative Closure Procedure "[...] contains all the activities and the related roles and responsibilities [...] in executing the administrative closure procedure"
  • Contract Closure Procedure provides "[...] a step-by-step methodology that adresses the terms and conditions of the contracts and any required completion or exit criteria for contract closure"
  • Final product, service, or result is the reached and approved target of the project
  • Updates of the Organizational process assets are the closed project documents which may become a source for new projects

(comp. PMBOK3, pp. 101f)

(1.7.5) Output Using Successor Processes

Sub  process using the initially generated output