You Have Been Asked To Lead A Discussion Group On Project Monitoring/Controlling Activities Within Your


You have been asked to lead a discussion group on project monitoring/controlling activities within your

organization. You consult the PMBOK and find that it indicates the monitoring and controlling process group …consists of those processes required to track, review, and orchestrate the progress and performance of the project; identify any areas in which changes to the plan are required; and initiate the corresponding changes. The process group also involves: (1) controlling changes and recommending corrective or preventive action in anticipation of possible problems; (2) monitoring the ongoing project activities against the project management plan and the project performance baseline; and (3) influencing the factors that could circumvent integrated change control and configuration management so only approved changes are implemented (page 57).

1. Your boss asks you to describe five organizational management practices that could adversely impact the organization’s ability to monitor/control project performance and explain how the impact occurs.