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, ...