From PRINCE2 Revealed: Including How to use PRINCE2 for Small Projects

Figure 9: Top-level diagram (CP)

What does the process do?

  • Checks that all required products have been delivered and accepted.

  • Checks that all project issues have been dealt with.

  • Records any recommendations for subsequent work on the product.

  • Passes on any useful lessons learned during the project.

  • Recommends closure of the project to the project board.

  • Plans to measure the achievement of the project's business case.


Every project should come to a controlled completion.

In order to have its success measured, a project must be brought to a close when the project manager believes that it has met the objectives set out in the project contract.

CP1 Decommissioning the project

What does the sub-process do?

  • Gets agreement from the customer that the acceptance criteria have been met.

  • Confirms acceptance of the project's product from the customer and those who will support the product during its operational life.

  • Checks that all project issues are closed.

  • Arranges archiving for the project files.


The customer and supplier must agree that a project has met its objectives before it can close.

There must be a check that there are no outstanding problems or requests.

The project documentation, particularly agreements and approvals, should be preserved for any later audits.


  • Check that all project issues have been closed.

  • Get the customer's agreement that the acceptance criteria have been met.

  • Ensure that all products have been completed and accepted by the customer.

  • Ensure that, where applicable, those who will be responsible for maintenance...

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