Some things never change-like trying to finish a project. Visit any design firm and you'll always hear the same comments: "We can't seem to finish the projects-they drag on forever." This causes problems with reassigning staff to other work. Invoices are held for final drawings to be submitted. Expense accounts continue to accumulate against open job numbers. Gross profits that once were great are now continuing to decrease month by month. Why can't we seem to close out a design project? This module describes the elements of a successful project close-out, including specific suggestions that will not only make your current project more successful but help you avoid the same pitfalls on future projects.