3 MONITORING AND CONTROL
When you have completed this chapter you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
• the project control cycle, including planning, monitoring achievement, identifying variances and taking corrective action;
• the nature of and purposes for which project information is gathered;
• how to collect and present progress information;
• the reporting cycle;
• how to take corrective action.
Chapter 1 described the typical stages of a project that implements an information system. There we stressed the importance of controlling the project to ensure that it conforms to the plan. In Chapter 2, we explained the way in which the plan for a particular project is created. ...