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Lesson 18. Understanding Project Management > Implementing the Project - Pg. 79

Understanding Project Management 79 Without underestimating the value of budgeting, the most important element of the process may be the policy and procedure regarding project review and evaluation. In short, you and your staff must be constantly vigilant that each phase of the project is on time and within the budget, and that it progresses in proper sequence with all other phases of the project. Implementing the Project When the project begins, you will want to direct your staff in three major categories of activity: · Monitor the progress of each phase through periodic inspection and constant communication with onsite workforce supervisors. · Perform interim progress reports on the quality, budgeting, and timeline progress for each phase of the project. · Provide feedback between you, the project manager, and the onsite workforce supervisors re- garding work in progress, problems requiring resolution, and any suggestions that may improve performance regarding quality, budgets, and timelines. Of course, there is the matter of dealing with problem situations; we'll deal with that in the following section. Project Control Charts Visual tools that you can use to anticipate problems include these: · A milestone matrix chart that simply uses four vertical rows labeled Phase #, Milestone (or Phase), Scheduled Completion Date, and Actual Completion Date.