Project control. Del Pico, CPE : integrating cost and by Wayne J DelPico

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When a participant offers a suggestion that is then incorporated in the plan or schedule, there is a natural desire by that participant to see his/her suggestion succeed. This desire is often followed up with a series of actions that ensure the success of the suggestion, all of which is the result of proper planning. The Role of the Project Manager Up to this point, the author has discussed the concept of project management from a generic point of view. Going forward, it will be helpful to have a particular perspective.

There is no direct relationship to a specific task but to the project as a whole. ‐J‐ ●● Job cost report is a printed cost report generated at regular intervals showing costs incurred by detail cost account and cost element. It is compared with the current budget for the same cost account. It is computer generated as an accounting/bookkeeping function. ‐K‐ ●● Kickoff meeting is typically the first meeting with all team members for a project. It often sets the tone and expectations for the project.

It is never intended to be punitive. Not every action will have the desired or intended effect. In fact, it is not unusual for the corrective action to have no positive impact at all. Recognizing the mistake and switching to plan B is often the next step in the process. This project manager should not chalk this up as a failure, but as a step in the process of getting the project back on track. Inaction or waiting for the problem to correct itself are often far worse than the wrong action. Achieve the Project Goals In summary, the main duty of the project manager is to achieve the project goals.

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