Project audit includes three major tasks:
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expected benefits to all stakeholders. Was
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› Assess what was done wrong and what
contributed to successes.
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The project audit is not a witch hunt
Comments about individuals or groups participating in the
project are no-nos. keep to project issues , not what happened
or by whom
Audit activities should be sensitive to human emotions and
reactions. The inherent threat to those being evaluated should
be reduced as much as possible.
The PM should be notified of the impending audit
Accuracy of data should be verifiable or noted as subjective,
judgmental or hearsay
Senior management should announce support for the project
audit and see that the audit group has access to all information,
project participants, and project customers.
The attitude toward a project audit and its aftermath depends
on the modus operandi of the audit leadership and group.
The audit should be completed as quickly as is reasonable.
The audit leader should be given access to senior management
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Conditions for project closure:
› Failed project
› Changed priority
Implementing closedown includes the
following five major activities:
› Getting delivery acceptance from the
› Shutting down resources and releasing to
› Reassigning project team members
› Closing accounts and seeing all bills are paid
› Evaluating the project team, project team
members and project manager