Project Close Out
CPMGT/300 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project Close Out
Project management can be described in a multitude of ways and is used in a wide variety of industries. The projects themselves can be small and simple or on large scale and extremely complex. No matter the size of the project if they are knowledgeable and precise in the planning it will ultimately start, execute, and close with success.  A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. The project being written about today was not on a large scale but overall made a large impact in the company atmosphere. I previously worked for a company growing at such a rapid rate we could not take into consideration the amount of space needed would change as quickly as it did when relocating into a new office space. The time came swiftly when more space was needed to add additional employees, we had to think fast. This was the time the decision was made to clean out a walk through file room in to build temporary office space was our best option. The space was quite large and held 42 industrial filing cabinets, these cabinets were filled with data from five departments all in a national review at the time and on the forty-first floor the seemingly simple task became complex. The second step after initiating the need is planning. I developed a time schedule over the course of a month for each department to clear out and reorganize their data. A great deal of the paperwork was outdated but it being confidential had to be accurately boxed and stored at an offsite facility. This required a records management employee to be scheduled to work with each department. The data that could be thrown away, still being confidential, had to be put into locked shred containers and taken away by a private company. The next step was physically removing the large cabinets themselves. We could not sell them therefore I had to locate nonprofit organizations...
Citations: 1. PMBOK, 4th edition. Project Management Institute Global Standards. Chapter 1, Section 1.2
2. Project Schedule Development. Planning the Timing and Sequence of Project Activities. Retrieved September 1, 2013. http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_71.htm
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