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Direct, Monitor, and Control Project Work (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

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Most projects experience problems and unforeseen events that pose a threat to successful completion. Thankfully there are many proven project management processes designed to direct, monitor, and control project work. For example, project baselines for schedule, cost, scope, and quality give the project manager a firm foundation by which to monitor project work and make decisions. When problems arise, strategies for managing changes help get the project back in line. This course will equip project managers with skills to manage change in an integrated fashion so that, for example, changes to scope are reflected appropriately in the quality, schedule, and cost baselines. The Project Integration Management Knowledge Area includes six processes, ranging from the creation of the project charter at the beginning of a project through to the close of a project or phase. This course covers the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the third and fourth processes: Direct and Manage Project Work and Monitor and Control Project Work. Through interactive learning strategies and realistic scenarios, you will explore these concepts and gain a better understanding of the project integration processes in action. This course will assist in preparing learners for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.

Target Audience
Existing project managers wishing to get certified in recognition of their skills and experience, or others who wish to train to become accredited project managers

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Direct, Monitor, and Control Project Work (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

  • identify examples of project management activities that are carried out as part of directing and managing project execution
  • identify the inputs used to direct and manage project execution
  • recognize examples of the tools used to direct and manage project execution
  • recognize examples of outputs of the Direct and Manage Project Execution process
  • distinguish between monitoring activities and controlling activities
  • sequence the steps in the project monitoring and control cycle
  • recognize examples of the inputs to monitoring and controlling work performance
  • recognize the actions a project manager would take to monitor and control project performance
  • recognize the principles associated with updating project baselines
  • identify the outputs of the Monitor and Control Project Work process
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