Chapter 12. Keeping the Project on Track

There are moments when everything goes well, but don’t be frightened—it won’t last.

Jules Renard

You’ve created the perfect project plan and you’ve started executing that plan. What could possibly go wrong? Well, possibly nothing and possibly everything. This chapter covers what you should do to monitor the activities of your project and how to take corrective action to keep the project on track.

The first section spends a lot of time on schedule and cost variances. First you’ll explore variance analysis and the earned value technique, two methods used ...

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