Abstract: Control is an instrument that lets us monitor the progress of what has been programmed and to understand whether there is any deviation or not. In other words, control is the second part of programming and project control and according to the development of projects and increased volume and complexities, it is not possible to be successful without software in different engineering areas such as project control and programming. However in the software of this area, programming has been taken into consideration more than control and only simple procedures have been used regarding control and have formed the basis for project control calculations. Therefore, an accurate methodology based on mathematical rules is needed because in the absence of assessment and accurate control processes it cannot be expected that the program will function. In this study, a new methodology about project control discussion is presented that includes project control stages such as defining the relationships and formula to measure progress, comparison with standards, discovering deviations, determining deviation limits, identifying problems and corrective measures. The relationships and formulas are based on heat conduction in physics where time progress of the activity such as steady state heat conduction and financial progress are similar to unsteady state transmission and accordingly, several relationships have been presented to allow us prepare application suite to be installed on available software and eliminate the weaknesses of project control.
Ehsan Sorooshnia, Mahmmod Golabchi and Katayoon Taghizadeh, 2017. Designing Software Methodology to Measure the Progress of Projects. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 3252-3261.