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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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8.4. Tracking Progress

There are several reasons why you must have a formal process for tracking progress. At the top of the list of reasons: tracking project progress will help you make adjustments and tweaks to the implementation plan, should you need to. Imagine a long-term project that has several milestones and teams dispersed throughout the world. A weekly meeting is not going to be a feasible method to get a grasp on the project status.

You will need to develop an internal process for your team to report completed tasks so that you can reflect the project progress in an electronic form and analyze the team's work, the budget, and the days until completion. This also allows you to accurately report to management how the project is moving ...

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