Chapter 4Project Monitoring & Control

Most of our methodologies center on project management. They are shaped to help steer project activity along coordinated lines and to promote the smooth communications of progress and status over time. This central focus on tracking reveals its importance to project success. The best planning in the world or the most sophisticated infrastructure can’t substitute for persistent and detailed mechanisms to monitor what is going on inside a project domain.Darrel Evans, PMP, Westchester Consulting ServicesSoftware and systems development

We now come to what many shops consider the core activity of project management: project monitoring and control. And if asked to identify the chief duty of a project manager, ...

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