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Program Management-Contact Close out and disputes

The final step on a project is the close-out phase where all activities are to be terminated in a business-like fashion. From a contractual point of view, what is the prime consideration which must be determined at this time?

The language of contracts does not preclude misunderstanding and situations that adversely affect project completion. Therefore, a contract should always have a method of removing the obstacles to progress. What is one method to address matters that the project manager and the customer's representative cannot handle?

It is important to review the performance of subcontractors during post-contract evaluations. This review establishes the baseline for what important process/element of the client/subcontractor relationship?

How should contract disputes be resolved between the buyer and the seller?

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PROGRAM MANAGEMENT-CONTRACT CLOSE OUT AND DISPUTE

"The final step on a project/program is the close-out phase where all activities are to be terminated in a business-like fashion"
Prime consideration
The close-out phase of a project or program as noted in an online source is a phase after project tasks are completed and the client has approved the outcome. It was further noted that in this stage, an evaluation is necessary to highlight project success and/or learn from project history (http://www.projectinsight.net/project-management-basics/basic-project-management-phases.aspx).
This indicates that during the closing phase of a project, it is of prime importance that the project tasks are completed and that the client has approved the outcome. Without the client approving the outcome, the project may not be terminated in a business-like fashion.

Method of removing the obstacles to progress or to address matters that the project manager and the customer's representative cannot handle
While the project progresses, obstacle ...

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