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Mastering Software Project Management by Thomas Cagley, Murali Chemuturi

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7 SOFTWARE PROJECT EXECUTION CONTROL

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SOFTWARE PROJECTEXECUTION CONTROL

INTRODUCTION

The term control has many connotations, some good and some less so. In some organizations, the term control is frequently followed by the word freak, which describes a person who unfairly manipulates the people around him/her. So, in those organizations, control has a negative connotation. But in software project management, control has a totally different connotation (or at least it should).

In software project management, control is defined as the corrective action that is taken periodically during project execution that stems from measuring the progress ...

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