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Part VI: Managing and Tracking the Proje... > Analyzing Progress and Revising the ...

Hour 21. Analyzing Progress and Revising the Schedule

Project management is sometimes compared to risk management. The purpose of tracking, updating, and revising a schedule is to not only meet the stated goals, but also to correct problems quickly along the way. One common analogy is that you, as the project manager and captain of the ship, need to see that hazy object in the distance long before it gets close enough to be recognized as an iceberg about to sink your ocean liner.

What warnings will you have? An overall project report can give you a reading on the pulse as a whole. Also in Project, variances point toward tasks and work drifting off schedule. For detailed assessment of work versus cost, an Earned Value Analysis is included, and there are visual clues to progress available on custom Gantt Charts.

In this hour, you will learn:

  • Variance definitions and calculations

  • Techniques for investigating task slippage

  • Reporting on resource costs

  • Steps to creating Earned Value reports

  • Methods for rescheduling interrupted tasks

  • Techniques for revising a project plan


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