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Introduction on Controlling a Stage Process in PRINCE2

The purpose of the controlling a stage process is to assign work which has to be done to monitor such work deal with issue report progress to the project board and take corrective actions to ensure that the stage remains within tolerance. The completed work packages come back up into controlling stage where they are received and reviewed and basically the sum of all the work packages in the stage feed into the stage status at the point that the stage boundary is approaching we go into managing a stage boundary process or if the project end is approaching we are going to the close a project process. here is point where we may need to escalate issues and risks possibly raising exceptions up to direct a project process. We may produce requests for advice for the project board or individual members of it and throughout will be producing highlight reports and within controlling a stage if we review stage status we may need to take a corrective action to deal with an issue.

The objective of controlling stage:

The objective of the controlling a stage process is to ensure that the attention is focused on delivery of the stage's products away from the direction and products agreed at the start of the stage is monitored to avoid uncontrolled change ('scope creep") and loose our focus. Risks and issues are kept under control and the business case is kept under review. The agreed products for the stage of delivered to state quality standards, within cost, effort and time agreed, and ultimately in support of the achievement of the defined benefits. The project management team is focused on delivery within the tolerance that is laid down.

The context for controlling:

The controlling stage process describes the work of the project manager in handling day to day management of the stage. The controlling stage process is normally used after the project board. Work packages are used to define and control the work to be done and also to set tolerances for the team managers. Monitoring progress information about that work including signing off completed work packages. Reviewing the situation for product quality and triggering new work packages. 


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