Monitor and Control Project Work is the process of tracking, reviewing, and reporting the progress to meet the performance objectives defined in the project management plan. The key benefit of this process is that it allows stakeholders to understand the current state of the project, the steps taken, and budget, schedule, and scope forecasts.
Create a process of tracking, reviewing, and reporting project progress against the performance objectives defined in the project management plan.
Monitoring is an aspect of project management performed throughout the project. Monitoring includes collecting, measuring, and distributing 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 may require special attention. Control includes determining corrective or preventive actions or replanning and following up on action plans to determine whether the actions taken resolved the performance issue. The Monitor and Control Project Work process is concerned with:
- Comparing actual project performance against the project management plan
- Assessing performance to determine whether any corrective or preventive actions are indicated, and then recommending those actions as necessary
- Identifying new risks and analyzing, tracking, and monitoring existing 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 as they occur
- Providing appropriate reporting on project progress and status to program management when the project is part of an overall program.
- Project Management Plan
- Schedule Forecasts
- Cost Forecasts
- Validated Changes
- Work Performance Information
- Change Requests
- Work Performance Reports
- Updated Project Management Plan
- Updated Project Documents
- Expert Judgment
- Analytical Techniques
- Project Management Information System
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