How to Master the 5 Phases of the Project Management Life Cycle

Project management life cycle phases

Phase #1: Initiation

Phase #2: Planning

Ace this phase:

  • Key roles and responsibilities
  • Metrics for success
  • Potential risks and bottleneck
  • Expectations for team communication
  • Timeline for project completion

Phase #3: Execution

Ace this phase:

Phase #4: Controlling and monitoring

Ace this phase:

Phase #5: Closure

Ace this phase:

  • Delivering the project to the client or team who will be using it from here on out
  • Organizing all of the documents and resources you used in a centralized location (that you can reference in the future, if necessary)
  • Performing a postmortem to learn from that project’s wins and setbacks, and improve for next time

Master the project management life cycle

  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Controlling and monitoring
  • Closure (end of project management life cycle)

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