Module 4: Project Execution, Monitoring and Controlling, Change Management and Closure Phase.

Module Overview

Project management involves a series of steps that involve various activities. Each phase takes a different amount of time to complete based on the nature of the project. However, in any project, the execution stage consumes more time than the other steps. This is because the execution phase is the culmination of the project management processes. All the initial stages prepare the team for what will happen at this level. During the execution phase, things begin to go wrong, and the entire project could crumble. This stage involves performing the tasks in the project plan and following upon them. No matter how well the team prepares, there will always be issues during execution. The only way to ensure the process runs smoothly is to ensure people are correctly managed and information is distributed appropriately. This phase puts to test the leadership skills of PMs. If one manages to keep a cool head to the end of this stage, they are likely to emerge victoriously. At the end of this phase, deliverables are provided to clients or sponsors, and the team is rewarded.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

1.   Differentiate between project monitoring and control and project change and control.

2.  Explain the process of change management.

3.  Discuss the importance of change control in a project.

4.  Define the terms requirements traceability matrix and the control chart.

5.  Describe the various monitoring and control techniques.

6.  Explain the process of project closure.

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.