Monitor and Control Project Work Process

Posted on May 26, 2009 by

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The Monitor and Control Project Work process is one of the 42 project management processes described in the fourth edition PMBOK®. It’s one of the six Integration knowledge area processes, and one of the ten Monitoring and Controlling processes.

The primary purpose of this process is to track, review and regulate progress on the project. This is accomplished by comparing the Project Management Plan to actual progress, which is represented by the Performance Reports obtained from the Report Performance process. The only tool for the Monitor and Control Project Work process is the common, broad tool of Expert Judgment. Expert Judgment is used to determine whether project progress is matching the expectations outlined in the project management plan. And if not, the output of Change Requests will go to the Integrated Change Control process for approval to bring performance back in line. These changes can then be reflected as updates to the Project Management Plan and Project Documents. Also see the earlier postings of Change Requests (posted May 11, 2009) and Project Management Plan (posted May 8, 2009).