Maximising Project Performance – the Role of Project Controls in Assuring Delivery

Summary

Project controls, assurance, accountability and governance are closely related, though mutually exclusive, but combine as being essential in the successful delivery of projects. Whilst effective project controls facilitate the proactive management of schedule and cost risk, arguably they are only effective if assured independently within a decision framework that is logical, robust and repeatable. Provides an insight into the relationship between project controls, governance and assurance through a wide range of case studies.

Knowledge Resource

Successful projects, programmes or portfolios of work:
• Must take account of actual performance as the basis of future risk management predictions.
• Need effective assurance for timely intervention strategies.
• Need a consistent operational framework within which standards may be established and trends may be detected, so that decisions may be based on accurate, meaningful and focused data.
Contributors from different industry sectors and perspectives, and from a diverse breadth of projects, present their experiences.

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