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Chapter 11. Tracking

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

Project tracking is your early warning system. All projects will go off the rails at some point or another; good tracking will keep you from going off in the wrong direction too often and will help you get back on track quickly when you do derail.

At its heart, tracking is simply keeping track of the milestones in your plan. If you have created a plan with frequent, easy-to-measure milestones, this is pretty simple. But, there is more to good tracking.

If you have ever tried to track a person or animal in the woods, it does not take long to see that there is much more information in a track than just a trail in some ...

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