How do we make sure that our projects are under control? Too many times projects can spin out of control causing delays, additional costs and dissatisfaction among stakeholders. This is true for projects across many industry sectors. It is critical to recognize that controlling projects involves much more than monitoring project execution – it is also vital to have effective governance structures in place to enable senior management to provide effective project selection, support, abandonment or change and closure. Not only that but within the project work itself, many people might imagine project control to be all about managing the implementation portion of a project. However, while this is very important, effective control is enabled by how projects are launched and how they are planned.
The Project Management Institute (PMI©) updates the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK©) on a regular basis so that this reference book reflects the most current generally accepted practices used across industries to manage and control projects. As a PMI© registered education provider, GLOMACS have built their training course entitled “Applying Project Control: Project Monitoring, Reporting & Control” using these tools and techniques so delegates are made well aware of the tools and terminology used by this ANSI project management standard.
As the project manager of globally distributed teams building international supply chain products, Dr. Michael Lane PMP has applied rigorous disciplined processes to effectively control complex project environments. He brings many years of such experience to bear in teaching this course as delegates work through a reinforcement case study designed to allow them to reflect on the usefulness of different controlling techniques. Awareness of how to address communication challenges among diverse stakeholders supports effective planning, monitoring and control of project activities. Dr. Lane places a strong emphasis on this key area throughout the training, encouraging delegates to reflect on real-world situations in their own projects where effective communications can help to control their project environment. As an added bonus, this course concludes by comparing traditional project management control structures with the emerging adaptive project management lifecycle approach that is being increasingly applied to control very volatile project environments.