Project Management in Practice Study Set 3

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Quiz 7 :

Monitoring and Controlling the Project

Quiz 7 :

Monitoring and Controlling the Project

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In order to manage for overall project success, control should be exercised at a very high and aggregated level and not get bogged down with unnecessary details.
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Statistical quality control techniques can be helpful for determining what size variances are significant.
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It is often the case with particularly challenging or uncertain projects that the planning-monitoring-controlling effort is minimized so that the "real work" can be done.
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A common mistake is to focus too much on results and not enough on the intensity of activity.
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Project monitoring and control can be thought of as opposite sides of project selection and planning.
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Too often, intensity of activity is measured instead of results.
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Control should not be used at the detailed work level in order to avoid stifling innovation.
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The purpose of control is to assign blame.
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The key to setting up a monitoring system is to identify the special characteristics of scope, cost and time that need to be controlled in order to achieve the project goals.
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Monitoring is the direct connection between project planning and control.
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An important use of data analysis is to identify who to properly blame for poor project performance.
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The plan-monitor-control cycle constitutes a "closed loop" process.
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Control is the collection, recording, and reporting of project information.
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The most important use of data gathered from monitoring is learning from mistakes.
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The plan-monitor-control cycle constitutes an "ongoing open loop" process.
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The purpose of control is to ensure that all interested parties have the information they need.
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In order to manage for overall project success, control must be exercised at the detailed work level for each aspect of project performance.
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One way of linking planning and control is to monitor project progress on a Gantt chart.
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The most important use of data gathered from monitoring is control.
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Mechanisms to gather and store data rarely need to be designed.
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