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Introduction

- The Monitor and Control Project Work process is concerned with ensuring that work is progressing as per plan. If not, appropriate control measures are taken in the form of change requests.
- Monitor and Control Project Work process is also concerned with creating status reports from the work performance information to update the different stakeholders with the project status.
- The process also results in updating missing actuals to the documents like schedule or the PM plan since this process is part of monitoring and controlling process group and it is done all through the project life cycle.
- Validating Changes is also an important part of this process since issues or changes should not fall through gaps.

Inputs

- PM Plan: Being the baseline document, the PM Plan is the most important input for the Monitoring and Controlling processes to monitor against.
- Schedule Forecasts: Based on the planned and the current schedule actuals, various indexes get calculated to predict the project forecast, which become part of the status report.
- Cost Forecasts: Based on the planned and the current cost actuals, various indexes get calculated to predict the project forecast, which become part of the status report.
- Validated Changes: Reviewing Reports for the proper implementation of approved changes by the project team is an important input to this process.
- Enterprise Environmental Factors: The constraints under which the organization is performing. It might be anything related to specific process or tools or technologies or organization hierarchy / structure.
- Organizational Process Assets: Any experiences or lessons learnt from previous similar projects.

Tools & Techniques

- Expert Judgment: Prior experience coming from team members or other organization units in similar projects.
- Analytical Techniques: Any technique used to predict future issues based on the forecasts. It might take the form of a trend analysis or root cause analysis.
- Meetings: Status Meetings are part of this process to review forecasts and impacts thereon.
- Project Management Information System: This might take the form of any internal system to store status information or predict forecasts or just in terms of providing project data.

Outputs

- Change Requests: Any new changes found by the manager or other stakeholders as part of the integration management process. These go to the change control board for approval or rejection.
- Work Performance Reports: The report with current status as well as forecasts and other impact analysis.
- Project management Plan Updates: PM plan is the master document to all other plans. So, updates are highly possible, since this process is part of a knowledge area that is integrative and also, this process is part of monitoring and controlling process group. E.g., Any new approach to handle risks.
- Project Document Updates: Updates to documents like risk register and issue log are possible as part of this process.

Match the Following

1. Analytical Techniques - a. Issue Log
2. Project Document - b. Fault Tree Analysis
3. Organizational Process Assets - c. Governmental Standards
4. Enterprise Environmental Factors - d. Financial Controls Procedures

Match the Following (Answers)

1. Analytical Techniques - b. Fault Tree Analysis
2. Project Document - a. Issue Log
3. Organizational Process Assets - d. Financial Controls Procedures
4. Enterprise Environmental Factors - c. Governmental Standards