Questionnaires rank amongst the most popular tools for data collection. The use of questionnaires however, like all other methods of data collection has its shares of advantages and disadvantages.
Monitoring and Controlling the Project
In PMBOK’s phases of project management, the third phase (Execution) and the fourth phase (Monitoring and Controlling) often feel as though they are one and the same. But, make no mistake – they are not, no matter what methodology you are using.
Although, they are tied extremely close together. In fact, it’s sometimes necessary when you reach Phase four to return to Phase two and begin planning again. However, it’s probably more realistic to look at phase three and four this way:
In Phase three, you execute your original project plan. But, it’s pretty rare that all of your project tasks are happening simultaneously. So, it’s quite possible that while you’re executing Task 2 (Phase 3), you’re monitoring Task 1 (Phase 4) to make sure the work is going according to the project plan (Phase 2).
Lean projects don’t always mean utilizing Lean Six Sigma. Lean can also mean budgeting and schedule issues. Here, Jean Scheid offers up 10 tips for controlling cost and schedule overruns in today’s world of keeping costs down and schedules on time along with a free bonus tip you won’t find anywhere!