This chapter was about management of the project. If you were using the PACE methodology, you' d be in the controlling phase. If you were using the IPECC methodology, you' d be toggling between controlling and executing. In either case, you have a wide variety of management jobs that you fulfill as your project rolls forward.
We first talked about tracking an active project. Project managers are involved in several functions, managing the scope status, project deliverables, project schedule, variance analysis, scope changes, open issues, status reporting, accelerating activities and sign-off on deliverables, and if need be, killing a project.
We also covered the kinds of overruns you might wind up managing: budget, time, material, and schedule overruns. We discussed communication issues associated with vendor disagreements and waffling project sponsors.
Dinally, we discussed a host of financial management variables that can be used to get a radar fix on where the project ' s budget and schedule are.
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What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.