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Microsoft® Project 2010 Project Management: Real World Skills for Certification and Beyond by Robert Happy

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Chapter 17. Variance Analysis and Taking Corrective Action

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Understanding variance

  • Understanding the impact of change: planned vs. actuals

  • Taking corrective action

  • Performing an earned-value analysis

Variance Analysis and Taking Corrective Action

As a project manager, you're always juggling tradeoffs between scope, time, and resources, particularly after a project begins. Learning how to use Project's updating and tracking tools will help you make better decisions.

Understanding Variance

Now that you've learned how to set a baseline (as discussed in Chapter 15, "Understanding and Setting Baselines") and how to enter status for tasks and resources to ...

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