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Microsoft® Project 2010 In Depth by Scott Daley, QuantumPM

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Chapter 14. Analyzing Performance

As a project manager, planning the project is only one phase of your overall objective. In fact, the process model supported by Project Management Institute (PMI) begins with initiation, followed by planning, executing, controlling, and closing the project. This is an excellent model to emulate to obtain the greatest success rate for managing your project. This chapter focuses on the controlling aspect of project management.

It is nearly impossible to plan a project with complete accuracy. That is why, for example, when durations are entered, they are referred to as “estimated durations.” A project plan is the best estimate of how the project will proceed as approximated by the project manager(s) and other project ...

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