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This lesson covers directing, managing, monitoring and controlling project work. This part comes after the entire plan is developed. Directing and managing project work creates deliverables, work performance data and change requests. The inputs are the project management plan, approved change requests, organizational process assets, and enterprise environment factors. The tools used are expert judgement, the project management information system (PMIS) and meetings. Monitoring and controlling project work creates the change requests, work performance reports, and project management plan updates. The inputs are the project management plan, schedule and cost forecasts, validated change requests and work performance information. The tools used are expert judgement, analytical techniques, and project management information system (PMIS). [toggle_content title="Transcript"] The next process is - direct and manage project work. This process will be done and once we develop the entire plan, if you are watching the videos and you are a little lost, I would recommend watching all the other knowledge areas before continuing at executing. Before I continue onto Executing or if you do continue forward at this point, keep an open mind of coming back to understand what these processes are after you see it's one of the knowledge areas. Direct and manage project work creates deliverables, work performance data and change request. The inputs are the project management plan, approved change request, organizational process assets, and enterprise environmental factors. The tools used are the expert judgement, the project management information system or PMIS and meetings. Taking a look at the documents created, we have deliverables. Deliverables are the product that you are sending forward, you have work performance data. Work performance data, if you remember the three types of work performance data: reports, this is the raw information that is coming across. If you are not meeting your baseline, you are going to submit a change request. The Change request is the not approved, It it's not approved at this point, it's just a request because you have a difference or a variance between your baseline and what actually happened. Your inputs are the project management plan, which we created under the planning phase for this knowledge area, but your project management plan also includes your sub plans as well. Approved changes request...this is now an input. so it's not so much that you are requesting that this variance be accepted. These are the approved change request. These have gone through the vetting process and you are allowed to incorporate that into your project management plan. Like we talked about a few slides ago, you have organizational process assets and enterprise environmental factors as an input. The next process is under monitoring and controlling. Monitoring and controlling goes on at the same time as executing. This is a way of you measuring your variances to your baseline. The next process is monitor and control project work. Under monitor and control project work, you are going to create change request, work performance reports, and project management plan updates. Your inputs are the project management plan, schedule and cost forecast, validate change request and work performance information. Tools used are expert judgement, analytical techniques, and your project management information system. Going back to what we have just talked for the previous process, work performance information, now you are gathering this information from what is going on and you are analyzing it and you are coming up with the formal reports. That becomes an output. You are also taking information from your schedule knowledge areas .you are trying to figure out is your project on time. And you are looking at costs. so you are trying to figure out is the project on budget and what is going to happen in the future. And then your other input is the Validate change request, so that's approved. The tools are expert judgement and analytical techniques. You are basically analyzing information and you are using the project management information systems. Once again, that could be like share point or Microsoft project, whatever you using to communicate the project. [/toggle_content]