Corrective action is a term used in project management
to refer to an action that has been initiated. A corrective action is about changing the way a task or project is handled. A corrective action is intended to correct deviations from previously established procedures. The new directions should be fully documented and the project should continue to address the objectives and expected results stated in the project management plan. Corrective action can be taken at any point within the project. Early intervention is more effective because only minor corrective actions will produce strong changes. Intervening later is different, as it usually requires more financial and time effort.