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Project Management Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Third Edition by Gregory M. Horine

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10. Controlling a Project

In This Chapter

• Clarify what we mean by “controlling” a project

• Understand why project planning is so important to controlling a project

• Learn the principles of an effective project control system

• Learn powerful techniques that simplify project control

• Understand why earned value management is the best technique for measuring project performance, yet the least used

• Review the essential principles of project status reporting

Now that we have our project plan, we are ready to implement it. From a project management perspective, implementing a project plan involves two general categories of activities: project execution and project control. These activities are performed in parallel to complete the work of ...

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