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Project Management for IT-Related Projects by David I Shepherd, Norman Smith, Brian West, Roger Ireland, Bob Hughes

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3 MONITORING AND CONTROL

LEARNING OUTCOMES

When you have completed this chapter you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following:

  • the project control life cycle, including planning, monitoring achievement, identifying variances and taking corrective action;
  • the nature of and purposes for which project information is gathered;
  • how to collect and present progress information;
  • the reporting cycle;
  • how to take corrective action.

3.1 INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1 described the typical stages of a project that implements an information system. The importance of controlling the project to ensure that it conforms to the plan was stressed. In Chapter 2, the way in which the plan for a particular project is created was explained. ...

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