Description The aim of project monitoring and control is to compare actual progress and performance against the project plan. An IT project manager must analyze any variances from the plan and identify what actions may need to be taken. If project managers don't monitor their projects on a regular basis, they won't know which tasks are behind schedule or over budget, or what the issues or risks are. IT projects can be complex, with many variables, and it's important that project managers know, at all times, how the project is progressing and what is causing any slippages. This course describes how to monitor the progress of an IT project, analyze variances from the project plan, and control changes that may be requested during a project's life cycle.