- If there is no accountability, projects will flounder.
- Make sure that key stakeholders are identified early, and that their relationships to each other and to the project are well-defined and respected.
- Ensure that the communication channels were open between stakeholders.
- Verify that there has been sufficient commitment to the project from senior management.
- Determine whether the project steering committee was properly defined, and make sure that it was involved at regular intervals.
- Ensure that the project estimations were accurate.
- Verify that the risks were defined and understood ahead of time, that there was a good understanding of those risks’ potential impact on the project’s lifecycle, and that those risks were managed properly when/if they appeared.
- If the project was a system, verify that the correct system development method was used.
- Make sure that users were involved at the critical points of design and improvement, and make sure that their feedback was properly distributed to the relevant parties.
The Monitor and Control Project Work Process
- Initiating the project
- Planning the project
- Executing the project
- Collecting performance information
- Measuring performance information
- Distributing performance information
- Reviewing trends to make process improvements
Monitor and Control Project Work Inputs
- Project management plan
- Work performance information
- Rejected change requests
Monitor and Control Project Work Tools and Techniques
- Project Management Methodology
- Project Management Information System (PMIS)
- Earned Value Technique
- Expert Judgment
Monitor and Control Project Work Outputs
- Recommended corrective actions
- Recommended preventive actions
- Recommended defect repair
- Requested changes
How to Perform Periodic Project Reviews
- Compare and evaluate project performance with the project plan.
- Analyze, track, and monitor risks to make sure they are being recognized and reported, and that response plans are being executed.
- Maintain accurate information about the project as it unfolds.
- Provide information to support status reporting, progress, and forecasting.
- Provide forecasts to update recent cost and schedule information.
- Monitor the carrying out of approved changes when they occur.