September 22, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Tompkins County Public Library - Borg Warner Room
101 East Green Street
Ithaca, NY 14850




"Project Closure" presented by Robert "Bob" Emborski, PMP


Some projects go out with a bang, and some with a whimper. Successfully executed projects usually have some recognizable event that marks the formal turnover of the project’s result to the customer or user. Every project plan should include a formal sign-off event to mark the end of the project team’s responsibility. Even projects that are plagued with trouble, and finally come to completion after scope changes, turf wars, resource losses, cost and schedule overruns and other problems, deserve to be ceremonially closed with the customer.


This presentation will explore the details of project closure planning and execution by drawing information from multiple sources including several PM textbooks and the published PM methodologies of several different organizations. It is based on materials assembled by the presenter for Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies graduate school course, IST645: Managing Information Projects.


Robert Emborski is an IT Project Manager and lead Business Analyst for business applications and infrastructure projects in a wide range of industrial settings including higher education.   Past employers include Carrier Corp / United Technologies, Alcan, GE Aerospace / Lockheed Martin, IKON Office Technologies, Computer Sciences Corp. He recently retired from Cornell University.


Bob is currently an Adjunct Instructor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies (graduate school course in IT Project Management) as well as a Senior Instructor for eCornell Project Leadership & System Design professional development program. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Clarkson University, and two Master's Degrees: Industrial Management from Clarkson University and Information Management from Syracuse University.


Bob has obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2007, and was formerly certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). He is a past member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).



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$20.00 after 12:00 am September 21



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