Well done, you’ve almost reached the end. The project life cycle’s final phase is closing the project. This ties up loose ends, making sure everyone’s happy with the outcomes, and formally recognizing that the project is complete. It also provides the opportunity to unpick, review, and evaluate the whole project to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Bringing closure to a project is important and beneficial, as it can inform decisions and strategies to streamline and improve future projects. This will not only help meet future targets but will make your job as a project manager easier and more efficient, too. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Identify what project closing should include • Understand the impact of not closing a project • Close a project successfully Why take this course? Getting a project to this stage is hard work, so jeopardizing all the valuable time and resources used by not closing it correctly would be neglectful. Seasoned project managers and those new to project management will benefit from taking this course. It highlights the pitfalls of not completing this phase and guides you through the “how-to” of closing your project. This is course 5 in a series of 5. 10 mins | SCORM | Workbook
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.