Close Project or Phase Process

Posted on July 10, 2009 by


The Close Project or Phase process is one of the 42 project management processes described in the fourth edition PMBOK®. It’s one of the six Integration knowledge area processes, and one of the two Closing processes. The primary purpose of this process is to finalize activities in order to complete the project or phase of the project. The Project Management Plan and Organizational Process Assets may both contain guidance on how the project is to be closed. Expert Judgment is used in applying the standards for closing.

The Accepted Deliverables (those which have been inspected and accepted through the Verify Scope process) are an input to this process, and after performing the administrative closing, are considered the output of Final Product, Service, or Result Transition. Project files, closure documents and historical information may be added to the Organizational Process Assets, so the other output from this process is Organizational Process Assets Updates.