Case Study Part 5 of 6

The Closing Phase

As explained in the earlier parts of this case study (see related posts below), this case study is about constructing an industrial building.

During this last phase of the project, we used the following project management processes:


Close Project

During the closing phase the customer had to confirm/accept that the building (the unique product, see picture to the left) was built as requested. This is a stepwise process during which the customer gets the opportunity to point out any shortcomings to the building. After having these shortcomings corrected, the building was transferred to customer.


After acceptance by the customer, the company archive is updated with all the drawings of this building showing exactly how this building was built. I normally include a file folder (digital) of all the pictures that we took during the execution of the project. I like to remember the people that worked on my projects.

Close Procurements

After the building was formally accepted by the customer, we moved to closing the procurements on this project. In this case we only had one contract, which was closed without any problems.

Next, we moved to very last thing on every project, that is producing the final financial report of the project. In this case we ended up well within my overall budget for the project.


As you can see above, during the closing phase of the project, we used only two of the forty two (teal italic headings) processes. A few days ago a subscriber pointed out to me that there are a total of forty two processes and not forty three as I mentioned in earlier posts. Thank you Mary Ann.

In the next and last blog post we will wrap-up this case study.


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2 thoughts on “Case Study Part 5 of 6”

  1. Henry, thank you for your comment. Confirming the project benefit is part of Project Portfolio Management (PPM). PPM deals with the monetary benefit of the project. Project management deals with getting the project done within schedule and budget.
    Project Portfolio Management is one of my favorite topics in managing projects.

  2. Hello Victor,
    Thank you very much for a brief and informative article. I enjoyed reading it and it put into perspective the PMBOK processes. At which stage is the project benefit confirmed? In my opinion, the PMBOK does not seem to adequately address post-project completion issues. I hope the next part of your study will address this aspect.

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