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Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 9. Evaluating Project Performance

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:

  • Identify methods for gathering progress data from the team

  • Learn how to update task progress in the schedule

  • Learn how to evaluate schedule and cost performance

  • Produce reports of projects’ performance

  • Understand how to use earned value analysis to evaluate performance

“An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts—for support rather than illumination.”

ANDREW LANG

The more time you have to correct the course of a project, the more likely you are to succeed in getting things back on track. As a project manager, you can prevent unpleasant jolts of adrenaline by regularly reviewing your projects for early signs of trouble. Knowing where a project is relative ...

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