What the Project Manager Controls

The project manager has to measure many things during the course of a project, and he or she must take actions to guarantee that control (see Figure 7.1). The project manager must

• Measure and review the project schedule progress against the plan

• Measure and review the project cost progress against the plan

• Measure and review project quality

• Anticipate possible changes and alternatives

• Manage issues and risks

• Control scope creep through a change management process

• Ensure that delivery of milestones takes place according to client expectations

Coordinate the project team

Monitor physical resources by controlling the scheduling of resources during the project Communicate project status to the team

Figure 7.1: Elements of project control KEY CONTROL AREAS
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