Describe the four steps of a project control process. What do you believe is the relative value of this process to the project manager?
1. Describe the four steps of a project control process.
There are four steps in the control process, including setting objective (i.e. performance standards), observing and measuring performance, comparing the measured performance against established standards, and, if necessary, taking corrective action.
1. Setting Objectives
Objectives are set in the planning process through establishing performance standards that are measurable. The objectives act as the basis for measurement. It is a precise, explicit statement of expected outcomes. It is usually expressed numerically and is set for quality, quantity, and time (Plunkett, et al., 2008). Generally, sub-controls are also involved in this step: time controls, material controls, equipment controls, cost controls, and budget controls, financial controls, and operations controls (like total quality management). (http://strategic-business-planning.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_control_process)
2. Measuring Performance
In this step, the manager ...
Describes the four steps of a project control process, as well as the relative value of this process to the project manager. References are provided.