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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Determine Status and Analyze Variances

Schedule control is central to project plan execution. It follows status collection and plan variance analysis in the project tracking cycle. It is necessary in any cycle where you discover a significant schedule variance. For each variance, review its root cause and impact on the project timeline. Determine whether the impact is a one-time or short-term issue, or whether the root cause is a longer term chronic problem.

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