How to Monitor and Control Project Work

Monitoring and Controlling Project Work

The Monitor and Control Project Work process is performed to monitor project processes associated with initiating, planning, executing, and closing.

Corrective or preventive actions are taken to control the project performance. Monitoring is an aspect of project management performed throughout the project.

Monitoring includes collecting, measuring, and disseminating performance information, and assessing measurements and trends to effect process improvements. Continuous monitoring gives the project management team insight into the health of the project, and identifies any areas that can require special attention.

The Monitor and Control Project Work process is concerned with:

 Comparing actual project performance against the approved project management plan (baseline)

 Assessing performance to determine whether any corrective or preventive actions are indicated, and then recommending those actions as necessary

 Analysing, tracking, and monitoring project risks to make sure the risks are identified, their status is reported, and that appropriate risk response plans are being executed

 Maintaining an accurate, timely information base concerning the project’s product(s) and their associated documentation through project completion

 Providing information to support status reporting, progress measurement, and forecasting

 Providing forecasts to update current cost and current schedule information

 Monitoring implementation of approved changes when and as they occur.

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