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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