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Ch 9: Project Management Monitoring & Control

About This Chapter

This chapter can be used as a means to aid your employees in learning the different modes of monitoring and controlling project management. The different phases of project management, risk response and making adjustments based on various analyses will be reviewed.

Project Management Monitoring & Control -- Chapter Summary

Through the use of the concise lessons in this chapter, employees in leadership positions can learn about the various skills that are necessary to effectively track the progress of a project, to mandate necessary duties and controls to meet goals and to respond to any issues that arise throughout the process.

How it Helps

  • Teaches efficiently - The learning process is simplified, this chapter covers a spectrum of skills that will help in the project planning, monitoring and evaluation process
  • Educates managers - This chapter teaches those in management roles related to project planning how to plan projects and about the components of project change management
  • Build awareness - In order to make improvements to the plans in the project, supervisors need to know how to perform different performance analyses: variance, trend, and root cause; these are all taught in this chapter

Skills Covered

At the completion of this chapter, employees in leadership positions will know how to:

  • Manage the oversight of a project and make necessary adjustments to the plan
  • Understand how to complete a project based on the completion of several objectives
  • Evaluate the progress of a project by objectives
  • Utilize various methods to track progress
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of using different tracking mechanisms
  • Use integrated change process
  • Identify appropriate real time risk response techniques in project management
  • Report the process of a project in various manners

11 Lessons in Chapter 9: Project Management Monitoring & Control
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Monitoring & Controlling Phase of Project Management

1. Monitoring & Controlling Phase of Project Management

A review of this lesson focuses on an overview and definition of the monitoring and controlling phase of the project management methodology and process.

Management by Objectives: Theory & Steps

2. Management by Objectives: Theory & Steps

Have you ever been given a set of objectives, but no path on how to get those objectives completed? Well, in management by objectives, you can be given a set of objectives and reasonably accomplish them. In this lesson you will learn what management by objectives is, the theory behind it and what the steps are.

Management by Objectives & Performance Appraisals

3. Management by Objectives & Performance Appraisals

This lesson looks at why companies have performance appraisals and one particular type of performance appraisal: management by objectives. We look at setting employee objectives and how this fits into the 6-step process of management by objectives.

Performance Measurement & Tracking Techniques

4. Performance Measurement & Tracking Techniques

Welcome to performance measurement, where you will learn the importance of keeping track of all the key drivers that will keep your project on time and on budget.

Integrated Change Control: Process & Example

5. Integrated Change Control: Process & Example

This lesson includes a walk-through and explanation of the Integrated Change Control process using a simple project change as an example. The elements discussed include Change Orders, Change Review, and Approval.

Project Change Management: Plan & Components

6. Project Change Management: Plan & Components

One certainty for a project of any size is that there will be changes. Changes can occur to the project scope, deliverables, or documents. A Change Management Plan defines the process used to request and process changes in a controlled manner.

Variance & Trend Analysis: Tools & Techniques

7. Variance & Trend Analysis: Tools & Techniques

A great introduction to understanding how variance and trend analysis can help companies predict what is going to go right and what might go wrong with a project.

Methods for Responding to Risk as it Happens

8. Methods for Responding to Risk as it Happens

Risk is something we all encounter, just ask the insurance industry. Project managers have effective methods they use to manage risk. In this lesson, we will discuss several of these methods.

What is Root Cause Analysis? - Definition & Examples

9. What is Root Cause Analysis? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will explain root cause analysis and discuss its relevance to project management. We will review the importance of understanding the problem, data collection, asking why questions, solutions, and implementing changes.

Root Cause Analysis: Tools & Methods

10. Root Cause Analysis: Tools & Methods

Root cause analysis provides a way to determine the cause of problems within a project. In this lesson, we'll learn what root cause analysis is and review the more common tools and methods.

Project Management Reporting Procedures

11. Project Management Reporting Procedures

This lesson will review project management reporting procedures. It will identify and discuss the types of reports including project proposal, project plan, variance request and project status report.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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