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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition by Jeanette Cabanis-Brewin, Paul C. Dinsmore

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CHAPTER 6

Monitoring and Control of Projects

WILLIAM P. ATHAYDE, JD, PMP, PM COLLEGE

Project control promotes the achievement of project goals by analyzing project information, monitoring the variation from the plan, and responding to variations as appropriate. Project managers should commence their monitoring and control by ascertaining the quality of the existing project management plan and its myriad parts.

Today, a large percentage of projects approach planning and controlling in ways very different from traditional project management. Many organizations are trying to apply project management tools and techniques that were developed for projects with clear specifications and detailed scope statements to situations where neither exists. Worse ...

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