Module 5: Project Monitoring and Control

Module 5 focuses on the project monitoring and control phase, which is crucial for keeping the project on track, identifying and addressing deviations, and ensuring that project objectives are achieved. This module provides learners with an understanding of the key processes, tools, and techniques used in project monitoring and control.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Understand the significance of project monitoring and control in ensuring project success.
  • Learn how effective monitoring and control help in identifying deviations, taking corrective actions, and managing project risks.
  • Explore techniques for measuring and assessing project performance.
  • Learn how to use key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to track progress and evaluate project success.
  • Understand the concept of earned value management and its application in project monitoring and control.
  • Learn how to calculate and interpret key EVM metrics, such as earned value (EV), planned value (PV), and actual cost (AC).
  • Explore techniques for analyzing variances between planned and actual project performance.
  • Learn how to interpret variance analysis results and take appropriate corrective actions.
  • Understand the process of managing changes during project execution.
  • Learn how to evaluate change requests, assess impacts, and implement changes effectively while maintaining control.
  • Learn how to monitor project risks and implement risk response plans.
  • Understand the importance of ongoing risk assessment and mitigation during project monitoring and control.
  • Explore techniques for identifying, tracking, and resolving project issues and problems.
  • Learn how to implement effective issue and problem management strategies.
  • Understand the importance of effective communication and reporting during project monitoring and control.
  • Learn techniques for communicating project progress, addressing concerns, and providing regular updates to stakeholders.
  • Explore the process of conducting project audits and reviews.
  • Understand how project audits help in assessing project performance, identifying areas for improvement, and ensuring compliance with standards and requirements.
  • Learn about various tools and techniques used for project monitoring and control.
  • Explore tools such as Gantt charts, project dashboards, project management software, and other monitoring and control tools.

By the end of Module 5, learners will have a comprehensive understanding of the project monitoring and control phase. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to measure project performance, use earned value management techniques, analyze variances, manage changes, monitor and control risks, address project issues, communicate with stakeholders, conduct project audits and reviews, and utilize project control tools and techniques. This module prepares learners to effectively monitor, control, and steer their projects towards successful outcomes.

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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