Traditional project management in static environments is about building a detailed plan and then controlling the project according to the plan. In the dynamic environment, a plan rapidly becomes out of sync at a speed that makes it impractical to maintain. Static planning approaches need to be complemented with dynamic control approaches.

Static Project Control Using the Plan

Static project management, as defined by the various bodies of knowledge, is focused on what is known as behavior control as a way of directing and regulating actions from above (Williams, 2004). Project plans, policies, guidelines, and methodologies are developed as control tools in the belief that they will lead to the desired results. ...

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