Project Integration Management: The Heart of Project Management
There are 10 knowledge areas in project management. Project Integration Management is the largest area of project management knowledge. There are five phases and process groups in a project. A project involves many processes and activities that must be coordinated and managed. This is done primarily by project integration management. Integration management is the process of directing and guiding the project as a cohesive whole in order to produce meaningful outputs, and to meet the project objectives as defined in the PMP training.
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This article will provide an overview of project integration management. We will briefly describe the goals of integration management and who does what during integration management. You can find more information about Project Integration Management in the CAPM certification training, which you can register and obtain at your own pace.
What is Project Integration Management?
Project integration management is the management and coordination all activities within a project. Integration management is the process of bringing together all parts of a project into one cohesive whole. Many people, processes, and activities are involved in a project. This requires proper planning to coordinate them all.
Project integration management is actually the reason Project Managers exist in an organization. Because the role and purpose of the project manager is to coordinate and manage the activities of a project, which is also the purpose of integration management.
What are the 6 Project Integration Management processes?
The integration management knowledge area has 6 processes. This knowledge area has only one process for each of the five process groups.
The process of creating a project charter is called the Develop Project Charter Process. The project charter acts as the identity card for the project within the organization. It contains high-level information about the project. This information is gathered through the development of the project charter process.
Methods for selecting projects: A company can have many different projects. Companies must set a time limit on the capital or investment budget. This allows them to choose the best projects that will yield more profit and better results. This step is made easier by project selection models. Projects are evaluated primarily on their financial aspects. The best projects are chosen for initiation.
Economic Models for Project Selection are also useful in evaluating a project and deciding the best options.
Develop Project Management Plan Process: This is a part of the planning process group. It aims to complete project planning and project management plans.
Direct and Manage Project Work Process: This is the process that aims to accomplish the activities that will lead to the project deliverables.
Monitor and Control the Project Work Process: This process verifies that the project is moving as planned.
Perform Integrated Change Control Process: This process ensures that change management is done correctly in a project. This project helps to implement changes that have been accepted by the change control board.
Change Control Board (CCB),: The Change Control Board evaluates change requests and the impacts of these changes on a project. Based on the evaluation by the change control board, a change can be approved or rejected.
Close Project or Phase Process: The project is officially closed when all deliverables have been met and all projective objectives have been met.
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