Sequence and schedule project activities and resources

7.4, “Control Costs” (pp. 215–223)

 

This section of Chapter 7 reviews the processes used to update a project budget and manage changes to the cost baseline.

 

 

Cortelyou-Ward, K., & Yniguez, R. (2011). Using monitoring and controlling in an electronic health record module upgrade: A case study. The Health Care Manager30(3), 236–241.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 

This article examines the application of monitoring and controlling to an electronic health record module upgrade. The article makes recommendations related to flexibility, tracking changes, teams, milestones, and testing.

 

 

Noblin, A. M., Cortelyou-Ward, K., & Ton, S. (2011). Electronic health record implementations: Applying the principles of monitoring and controlling to achieve success. The Health Care Manager30(1), 45–50. 

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 

This article explores the principles of monitoring and controlling in the context of an electronic health record implementation. The article also examines issues such as project costs, project progress, schedule controls, quality management, and controlling risks.

 

Yin G.-L. (2010). Project time and budget monitor and control. Management Science and Engineering, 4(1), 56–61. 

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 

The author of this article describes how time and budget can be successfully controlled during a project’s implementation. The author presents techniques for accomplishing this, as well as describing potential pitfalls.

 

Document: Project Management Tools Available for Apple/Mac Computers (PDF)

 

This document contains a list of project management tools that are compatible with Apple/Mac computers.

 

 

 

Required Media

 

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013b). Executing, monitoring, and controlling [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

 

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 8 minutes.

 

In this presentation, roundtable participants Dr. Mimi Hassett, Dr. Judy Murphy, and Dr. Susan Newbold discuss the science of executing a project and the art that is involved in the continued monitoring and controlling of it. They talk about the triple constraint of cost, scope, and time and suggest some automated tools and skills that can help in tracking shifting components of a project.