Remember, slippage occurs one day at a time. Keep on top of progress. You do not suddenly become two weeks late, you become two weeks late one day at a time.
To understand your progress, you should look at your absolute position relative to the plan, and the trend in progress.
Contingency should not be used up faster than a project is progressing.
After identification, risks and issues should have actions allocated to a project team member to resolve them. This action should be managed like any other task on a project with a target date for completion.
Do not let change happen to a project in an uncontrolled manner.
Project management is about taking action to overcome anything that gets in the way of meeting your objectives.
Good project managers ensure their customers know how the project is progressing on a regular basis.
The likelihood of success in projects will be increased not only by following the correct process, and understanding what a project manager needs to do, but by applying this knowledge in the most constructive way. Be hands-on, communicate regularly, and manage your customer's expectations.