When you track the progress of your schedule, two things will help you the most:
With these two steps, you have the best chance of leading a successful project.
For more articles in this series of project management instructional guides, see The project management road map.
Project management tips before you start . . .
Whether you’re new to project management or a seasoned expert, you’re likely to go through three steps when you track progress.
Create a baseline for you project After you’ve created your initial schedule, create a baseline for it. A baseline is a snapshot of your project before it begins. As the project progresses, you can compare its progress to the baseline.
Review the progress of your schedule regularly Get in the habit of reviewing the progress of your schedule at least weekly. If you wait until the middle of your project, you might be too late to solve schedule problems.
Take action sooner rather than later Projects tend to spiral out of control quickly once problems show up. When your project begins to deviate from how you thought it would go, take action immediately.
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