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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition by G. Michael Campbell PMP, G. Michael Campbell, Sunny Baker

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Taking Charge and Getting Control

When a project is underway, it takes on a life of its own. If you were the project manager for Pinnacle Equipment’s Project Alpha (the case study), you’d be very aware that the company’s future depends on getting the project done on time and within budget. Your job and your reputation are on the line. But how will you know if people are doing what they have promised to do? How can you meet your objectives and still get everything else done? It can seem overwhelming.
The purpose of controlling a project is to ensure that the project is staying on schedule, that the work is being completed within the budget constraints, and that the project is meeting the quality criteria. If any of these go awry, the business ...

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