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Fundamentals of Project Management, 5th Edition by Joseph Heagney

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CHAPTER 10

PROJECT CONTROL AND EVALUATION

Every step taken up to now has been for one purpose: to achieve control of the project. This is what is expected of a project manager: that she manage organization resources in such a way that critical results are achieved.

However, there are two connotations to the word “control,” and it is important that we use the one that is appropriate in today’s world. One meaning of “control” refers to domination, power, and command. We control people and things through the use of that power. When we say, “Jump,” people ask, “How high?” At least they used to. It doesn’t work that well today.

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