RedVector RV-10443

The Ultimate Project Manager, Chapter 19: Project Closeout

The Ultimate Project Manager, Chapter 19: Project Closeout

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-10443

SME: Michael D'Alessandro

Average Rating

4 9
​Closing out a project can be as difficult, if not more so, than starting a new project. Just like a project which must be carefully and thoroughly planned out, so must the project closeout. The purpose of this course is to guide youryou through the processes and all considerations that should be accomplished in athat should be considered during project closeout. You will learn:
  • The importance of having a plan for wrapping up a project
  • The different types of analyses and closeouts that need to be completed
  • How to acquire and preserve a knowledge management program And
  • How to converse with project stakeholders involved in the project closeout.
Course Objectives
​By the end of this course you should be able to:
  • Identify and explain the importance of having a plan for a project closeout and what tools can be used to assist you in successfully closing out a project.
  • Explain how closing out a project is a project itself by summarizing what a project manager should be aware of during project closeout and identifying items that can be on your project closeout checklist.
  • Distinguish between the different types of analyses to be completed during a project closeout.
  • Select the correct steps that should be taken during each type of project closeout: File Closeout, Plans Closeout, Computer and Records Closeout, and CAD Closeout.
  • Define Knowledge Management and list the ways you can protect your institutional knowledge from the two pitfalls of a knowledge management program.
  • Describe how the final project actions (i.e., Final Project Description Sheet, Client Referral, and Team Recognition) should be carried out.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Michael D'Alessandro
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Mr. D'Alessandro has been involved with the A/E Design and Construction Industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PSMJ Resources, Inc., he was with Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group as a Principal Project Manager. His responsibilities included project management, proposal preparation, department management, and human resources management.

His extensive project management experience includes engineering, procurement, ranging in capital value from $1 million to $55 million. He has also been responsible for management of fast-track multi-discipline projects involving equity placement for both domestic and international facilities.

During his tenure as a Project/Client Manager, he successfully completed capital projects in 18 different countries. He has worked with some of the largest global companies by consistently demonstrating the ability to accomplish project budget and schedule objectives with a high degree of client satisfaction.

As a consultant, he has provided project management training since 1990 and has been involved in strategic planning for design/build initiatives and work process improvements for small project environments. He has also served as a Quality Council member, leading efforts to measure client satisfaction and improve design productivity.

Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering. He is also certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Michael is also a registered professional engineer in a number of states and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
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Accreditation: RedVector is the approved provider of this course offering. RedVector has changed its name and is now operating as Vector Solutions.
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Course Reviews (9)
Project Closeout is always difficult especially during the last 10%
By (Contractor / Trades) on Dec, 22, 2020
Project Closeout is always difficult especially during the last 10%. This course was very helpful to me.
This course helps me to understand about the project closeout
By on Mar, 08, 2021
This course helps me to understand about the project closeout
Right on point!
By (Engineer) on Mar, 16, 2021
Right on point!
Learned a lot
By on Sep, 13, 2021
Learned a lot
Project closeout is pivotal in the client relationship
By on Jan, 19, 2021
Project closeout is pivotal in the client relationship.
Applicable content to current position, and good delivery of information
By on Mar, 03, 2021
Applicable content to current position, and good delivery of information
liked the checklists and lessons learned
By (Engineer) on Oct, 21, 2021
liked the checklists and lessons learned
Large portion of the course is based around physical file storage
By (Engineer) on Sep, 15, 2021
Large portion of the course is based around physical file storage...not relevant in 2021.
Fine
By (Professional Organization) on Dec, 03, 2020
Fine