The plans are all in place. The focus is now on executing, monitoring, and controlling project activities. For small projects these three processes are combined, and for simplicity we are calling them controlling. Keeping all the project documents current is important. These activities should not be overly time-consuming because the choice of tools and techniques in the planning phase was based on the needs of the project. If the process begins to become burdensome, the project manager should make adjustments as necessary.
CONTROLLING PROCESS SUMMARY
The PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition, provides the following definitions:
• Executing Process Group consists of those processes performed to complete the work defined in the project ...