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PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Cynthia Snyder

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Chapter 3: Controlling Your Schedule

Exam Objectives

arrow.png Measure project performance, identify and quantify variances, and determine appropriate preventive and corrective actions. Communicate status to stakeholders per the communication management plan.

arrow.png Ensure baseline integrity by updating the project management plan in response to approved changes and communicating those approved changes to the team.

Controlling the schedule has similar exam objectives, inputs, and outputs to the Control Scope (see Book VII, Chapter 2) and Control Cost (see Book VIII, Chapter 1) processes. However, the tools and techniques are similar to the Develop Schedule process (see Book III, Chapter 3).

In the Control Schedule process, you determine the current schedule status of the project. Where variances exist, you need to understand the nature of the variances and what caused them. This allows you to respond appropriately. Where possible, try to influence those factors that cause variances, such as resource variances, scope creep, different productive rates, and so forth.

When changes are required to the schedule, make sure that they go through the change control process; then, update the schedule baseline to maintain baseline integrity.

Quick Assessment

1. (True/False). A schedule revision needs to ...

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