Project Control

The primary reason for doing a project plan (including the schedule) is to achieve control of the project. Remember the definition of control? If you have no plan, you can’t possibly have control, by definition!

I also think it is important to understand that we are not implying the use of personal power to control a project. The kind of control we are talking about is that of guidance, as in the example of piloting an airplane. You establish a destination and put together a flight plan on how to reach it, and as you fly, you keep track of how well you are following your flight plan. And as the wind blows you off course, ...

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