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The purpose of this phase is the careful, orderly and systematic removal of a site from operational or published status to archived/offline/deleted status.



This section describes the various activities and actions associated with the end of the lifecycle for a web site. These activities include communications with the site’s audience, technical actions related to suppression of the web-site itself and it’s contents, the filing of reports on the closeout, as well as the planning and follow-up of the various closeout actions.


Quality Assurance/ Evaluation criteria

  • End-of-site closeout report (save the report in the site/project management file/site for purposes of knowledge sharing)




  • Decision and date to take site out of production

Resulting (possible) Outcomes/ Deliverables

  • Site archived
  • Project history, lessons learned, etc.

Work Guidelines and references