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PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Cynthia Snyder

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Chapter 1: Monitoring, Controlling, and Managing Change

Exam Objectives

arrow.png Measure project performance, identify and quantify variances, and determine appropriate preventive and corrective actions. Communicate status to stakeholders per the communication management plan.

arrow.png Ensure baseline integrity by updating the project management plan in response to approved changes and communicating those approved changes to the team.

This chapter is the start of the Monitoring and Controlling processes. I start by looking at the integration process Monitor and Control Project Work, and then move into the integration process Perform Integrated Change Control. These processes use information from many of the other control processes as well as some of the Executing processes and even the integration planning process Develop Project Management Plan.

The Monitor and Control Project Work process looks at project performance overall and compares it against the project management plan (see Book III, Chapter 1). Other control processes look at specific aspects of the project performance, such as schedule, cost, or quality, and compare those performance aspects with specific components of the project management plan, such as the schedule baseline (see Book III, Chapter 3), cost baseline (see Book IV,

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