According to Harvard Business Review, wrapping up a project means that “your team assumes ownership of their deliverables, hands them off to others, or terminates the project altogether.” Delegating tasks doesn’t mean leaving your team hanging. It’s about carrying the team to the finish line.

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Reflect on how to communicate project completion

Learning how to communicate project completion is fundamental in developing and honing your leadership skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.

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Exercises to communicate project completion

Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your leadership skills can allow you to communicate project completion.

  • Define goals that are binary during a project kickoff. Consider: “The project completion criteria consist of publishing 5 articles.” Done doesn’t mean perfect, it confirms completeness.
  • Adhere to deadlines to ensure your team stays in-scope throughout the project. Firm deadlines can avoid random add-ons that weren’t agreed upon at the start of the project.
  • Schedule a retrospective at the end of every project to signal its completion. Consider asking your team: “What went well? What didn’t work? Where can we improve?”

Additional resources to help you communicate project completion

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