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Information Systems Project Management by David Olson

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CHAPTER 8

Project Control and Assessment

Project control, like risk analysis and estimation, needs to be applied from the beginning of the project to the project’s end. Control is concerned with keeping the project on target with respect to its objectives. Assessment is the means of monitoring project progress to identify problems requiring control action. The project, to be a success, should conform to the project plan as much as possible. Project management must adapt to new circumstances while simultaneously seeking to meet cost, time, and quality targets. This requires close coordination between the project manager and his or her superiors, whether they are part of the same organization or not.

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