An Integrated Project Control Model

by Victor E. Sanvido, Pennsylvania State Univ, United States,

Abstract: This paper defines the scope of current project control activities and presents an overview of the tools used to control projects. Problems with current project control systems and the characteristics of future projects are explored to stress the need for better control tools. Design of effective control systems depend on a fundamental understanding of decision making; the different levels of control; the system to be controlled and the availability of effective tools. Effective control of projects in the 1990s and beyond will be determined by an integrated control system that meets the varying needs of the multiple participants and supports all phases of decision making. An integrated project control model, with tools used for each phase and level of decision, is presented. The strategy for implementation is proposed.

Subject Headings: Control systems | Project management | Mathematical models | Integrated systems | Decision support systems

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