Chapter 10. Controlling a Project

In this chapter

  • Clarify what we mean by “controlling” a project

  • Understand why project planning is so important to controlling a project

  • Learn the principles of an effective project control system

  • Learn powerful techniques that simplify project control

  • Understand why earned value management is the best technique for measuring project performance, yet the least used

  • Review the essential principles of project status reporting

Now that we have our project plan, we are ready to implement it. From a project management perspective, implementing a project plan involves two general categories of activities: project execution and project control. These activities are performed in parallel to complete the work of the project, ...

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