Key Elements of Project Execution and Control

Project execution (or implementation) is the stage in which the outlined plan in the prior phases of the project span is carried out without hesitation. The reason for project execution is to convey the project expected results (deliverable and other direct yields). Regularly, this is the longest period of the project management lifecycle, where most resources are used.


Amid the project execution, the execution group uses every available schedule, methods, and layouts that were arranged and expected amid earlier phases. Unexpected occasions and circumstances will unavoidably be experienced, and the Project Manager and Project Team should manage out of this situation as they grow up.

In the standard division of project management discipline, this stage is called “Project Execution and Control”; the word “control” is incorporated here on the grounds that execution is not a blind implementation of what was composed ahead of time yet a vigilant procedure where doing things obliges understanding of what is being done, and re-doing it or doing it any other way when the activity does not completely comprehend to what was planned. This “control” is a vital part of project management and is an important task of the project manager. Accordingly, it is diverse for project evaluation as by and large considered in aid programs, where evaluation is typically performed by a group unique in relation to the project execution group (e.g. the program manager, the quality support officer, and so forth.), in order to autonomously confirm the quality and the adequacy of the work done.

The key elements of project execution are the ability to work effectively in the team and the ability to remain faithful to project scope while facing unpredicted events and difficulties.

  • Conduct Project Execution Kick-off event

Where the Project Manager conducts a meeting to formally begin the Project Execution and Control Phase, orient new Project Team members, and review the documentation and current status of the project. The purpose of Conduct Project Execution and Control Kick-off is to formally acknowledge the beginning of Project Execution.

  • Manage Project Execution

Where the Project Manager must manage every aspect of the Project Plan to ensure that all the work of the project is being performed correctly and on time.

  • Manage CSSQ (Cost, Scope, Schedule, and Quality)

Where the Project Manager must manage changes to the Project Scope and Project Schedule, implement Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes, control and manage costs as established in the Project Budget. CSSQ is the acronym for a project’s inextricably linked quadruple constraints: Cost, Scope, Schedule, and Quality. Its purpose is to ensure that the project outputs are delivered with the expected quality in the time and cost limits defined in the project plan document.

Where the project develops and applies new response and resolution strategies to unexpected eventualities. Risk Monitoring and Control is the section of Project execution where the Project Manager and Project Team put in practice what decided in the earlier phase of project risk planning and apply adequate responses in case of the occurrence of risks. Risks are potential future events that can adversely affect a project’s Cost, Schedule, Scope or Quality (CSSQ). In prior phases, the Project Manager defined these events as accurately as possible, determined when they would impact the project, and developed a Risk Management Plan.

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