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Project Management for Archaeology by Kathryn N. Wells, Timothy J. Kloppenborg, Rodrigo Vilanova

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CHAPTER 5

Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling Field Work

Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

ensure the obligations of all team members during field work are completed;

maintain good communication lines between all actors;

control risks and quality of work; and

stick to your proposed research plan.

5.1 Introduction to Project Execution

The proper execution, monitoring and control during field work will vary accordingly to the specifics of each project, as detailed in the project plan, and the particularities and style of implementation favored by each institution and PM. Accordingly, depending if the project’s nature is academic, research or commercial some institutions and PM prefer a more didactic approach, ...

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