Your project has been completed. Yay! But, what now? Should you all just move on to whatever is next? Good grief no! You need to celebrate project completion. Let’s talk about why and how.
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There’s a simple sequence that happens…
It’s a virtuous cycle.
The only rule is that, whatever you do, it has to be properly available to the whole team. It’s fine if people choose not to participate. But, if anyone would feel they cannot participate, then your idea is discriminatory, and you should look for something else.
It should also feel appropriate and proportionate to the team, its culture, and the project you have done together. A huge celebration for a small project and a low-key team is just as inappropriate as a cheap greetings card, with a rushed signature at the end of a three-year multi-million-dollar project that will make the company tens of millions each year.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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