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Managing Project Integration by Denis F. Cioffi

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CHAPTER 4

Execution and Closeout

The execution of a project begins when the so-called real work begins, but two important, related issues should be understood. First, because project phases overlap, beginning implementation does not imply that planning has ceased. Second, control requires action beyond what the original plans have specified for project execution; this control, as described in Chapter 3, should follow monitoring and evaluation during execution. As noted, the project team builds the monitoring–evaluation–control cycle into the project plan.

But how does one measure and evaluate the project’s progress in an integrated manner? The ...

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