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Introduction to IT Project Management by Frank Parth, Cynthia Snyder

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13 Project Monitoring and Control

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

•  Define project monitoring and control.

•  Discuss methods to analyze performance information.

•  Describe appropriate responses to performance variances.

•  Describe how the execution and control process work together.

DEFINING PROJECT MONITORING AND CONTROL

In Chapter 12, we discussed the first part of project execution: collecting information on the status of the project. A primary role of the project manager during the execution phase is monitoring and controlling the project.

Monitoring includes measuring and analyzing the information collected. Monitoring entails:

•  Comparing actual performance to planned performance

•  Assessing trends in the performance ...

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