Unit 8. Monitoring & Control

The materials in the Unit correspond to Chapter 13 of the Pinto textbook.

Monitoring and Control are opposite sides of project selection and planning

  • The justification used for project selection dictate what to monitor
  • The project plans identify elements to control

Monitoring is collecting, recording, and reporting of information

Control uses monitored information to align actual performance with the plan

Designing the Monitoring System

  1. Identify special characteristics of performance, cost, and time that need to be controlled
  • performance characteristics should be set for each level of detail in the project

2. Real-time data should be collected and compared against plans

  • mechanisms to collect this data must be designed

3. Avoid tendency to focus on easily collected data