The project manager of a new project needs to define the process for measuring, reporting and controlling changes to the project requirements.
The impact of requirements changes on product scope and quality as well as changes on project schedule, budget, resources and risk factors also need to be managed. Here is an example of the company’s configuration management process:
Specify the schedule control activities by identifying the processes to be used for the following purposes:
- To measure the progress of work completed at the major and minor project milestones
- To compare actual progress to planned progress, and to implement corrective action when actual progress does not conform to planned progress
Specify the methods and tools that will be used to measure and control schedule progress.
Identify the objective criteria that will be used to measure the scope and quality of work completed at each milestone, and hence to assess the achievement of each schedule milestone.
Specify the methods and tools that will be used to track the project cost. Identify the schedule milestones and objective indicators that will be used to assess the scope and quality of the work completed at those milestones.
Specify the use of a mechanism such as earned value tracking to report the budget and schedule plan, schedule progress, and the cost of work completed.
Indicate whether earned value tracking will be used to report the budget and schedule plan, schedule progress, and the cost of work completed.
– Mike Lisagor