Chapter 4. Control Through Project Metrics

ALL PROJECTS MOVE FORWARD little by little, especially long, complex ones. Lacking metrics to demonstrate progress, the timely discovery of inadequate progress may be impossible. Even worse, without adequate data your project could be headed in the wrong direction without your knowledge.

The most commonly used measures for most projects are aimed at progress reporting. Status metrics also contribute to project control by helping you identify issues and uncover potential future problems. Project control requires timely information about resource and funding consumption, progress relative to milestones and other dates, and performance against scoping commitments. Metrics can also be used to better understand ...

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