Aims of this chapter

4. Project integration management

What is project integration management?

The role of integration in project management

A first look at project integration management

Processes and process groups of integration management

Develop project charter

Develop preliminary project scope statement

Develop project management plan

Project initiation

Direct and manage project execution

Other project integration management tools and techniques

Project integration management is the heart of project management. When you have completed this chapter you should:

  • know what project integration management is, how it relates to project management as a whole, and why it is important;

  • be able to categorize project activities according to whether or not they fall within project integration management;

  • know what factors cause integration management to become more important the larger the project;

  • be able to apply the principles of project integration management in practice in your projects, in such a way as to increase the efficiency, increase effectiveness, and reduce risks, of the way you do project management;

  • be able to explain to other project managers and project sponsors the business case for treating project integration management as a distinct task within project management;

  • use integration management sparingly, as and where necessary, to run your project, and not use your project to run the bureaucracy of integration management.

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Definitive Guide to Project Management. The Fast Track to Getting the Job Done on Time and on Budget
The Definitive Guide to Project Management: The fast track to getting the job done on time and on budget (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0273710974
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 217
Authors: Sebastian Nokes
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