Project Control

by David J. Williams, (F.ASCE),



Abstract: The project work plan, as originally written and modified during the course of projects, sets up specific schedule and budget yardsticks; each project task is to be completed in a specific time frame and within a budget. During the course of a project, your accounting group might accumulate information on actual expenditures of time and funds to accomplish the project tasks. The PM may have to do this in some organizations, especially if the information comes too late. It is the PM's responsibility to measure progress against yardsticks and to take or propose any needed corrective action—either to keep the project on track or, in some cases, to revise the yardsticks.

Subject Headings: Budgets | Information management | Scheduling | Frames | Organizations | Project management

 

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