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A critical task for any Project Manager is to continually monitor the
progress of a project. This assignment has you interpret project data
to determine how well the project is doing as compared to what was
planned. In addition, you will critique a project closeout report, which
is one of the final steps in concluding a project.Click here to download the Microsoft Excel template to use for this assignment.
S-Curve. Using the information provided within the
Excel template, create a simple S-curve representation of the expected
cumulative budget expenditures for a project.
Earned Value Management. Using the data provided in the
Excel template, determine cumulative planned and actual budgets along
with earned value per activity. Next, compute the schedule and cost
variances. Hint: This is reviewed on the interactive guided practice.

Interpreting Project Performance. You have collected
data (as provided in the Excel template) based on three months of your
project’s performance. Complete the Excel table by computing cumulative
earned value, cumulative action cost, cost performance index (CPI), and
cumulative CPI. Based on the results, how is the project performing
after these three months? Is the trend positive or negative?
Project Closeout Critique. Go to (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Critique the content of this closeout form. What information would you
suggest adding to the form to make it a more comprehensive closeout
document? Respond within the place provided on the Excel template.

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