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Monitor and Control Project Work versus other Control Processes, what are the differences?

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I am quite confused what are the differences between "Monitor and Control Project Work" process versus other control processes e.g., control scope, control schedule, control cost, perform quality control. From what I understand is that Monitor and Control Project Work which falls under integration knowledge area just ensure all the control process activities are monitored and contolled in integrated manner. I think all other control processes is sufficient without having Monitor and Control Project Work process. Hopefully somebody can help me
asked 8 years ago by anonymous edited 8 years ago by me

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"Monitor and Control Project Work" is simply a grouping of the control process activities that you described...scope, schedule, cost, etc.  What a PM must do is to ensure that the necessary performance metrics are in place, that the metrics are integrated to provide an overall picture of the health of the project, and that the right people are getting that information when they need it to make timely and informed decisions in the event of unfavorable variances or trends.  This is all about overseeing the execution of the project as it shown by the key performance indicators, and using that information to make timely and informed decisions on corrective actions and course corrections.
answered 8 years ago by dsmcalis (1,570 points)

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