Providing Corrective Action

The purpose of corrective action is to bring a schedule or project back on track. This can involve root-cause analysis and schedule or budget adjustments as well as expediting.

Once a change or need for corrective action is determined, the project manager must revisit and perform the following planning tasks again:

  • Planning Project plans need to be revisited to determine how the corrective action or change will fit into the project.

  • Budgeting Many changes or corrective actions involve tradeoffs between cost, scope, and time.

  • Integrated change control Scope, quality, time, and cost all need to be reviewed in light of the change or corrective action. Each area's plans and change-control systems need to be updated with the changes and progress to determine the impact.

Re-baselining may be appropriate if a change is significant enough. It involves adjusting your performance measurement to the new tasks defined in the project plan. Without re-baselining, a project would appear to be significantly out of control, even though a change had been approved. Re-baselining allows management to see the progress of the project accurately after the change decision. However, re-baselining is considered a "last resort" because project historical data may be lost.

PMP Exam Cram 2. Project Management Professional
PMP Exam Cram 2. Project Management Professional
Year: 2003
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