9 Facts about Project Integration Management
Project Integration Management includes the processes and activities to identify, combine, unify and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the project management process groups. In this article, I will be talking about nine Major facts that you need to know about Project Integration Management.
Here are some of them…
#1 Deliverable due dates
It has to do with ensuring that the due dates of the product, service or result are met
It also ensures that project lifecycle and the benefits management plan are aligned. This allows the Project Manager to coordinate all processes so that projects are delivered on time.
#2 Project Management Plan
Project Integration Management has to do with ensuring that project management plans are provided so as to achieve project objectives. This ensures that the Project Manager has catered for the different aspects of the project such as cost, schedule, the risk among others in order to achieve project objectives.
#3 Knowledge base
This has to do with the creation and use of appropriate knowledge to and from the project. The Project Manager has to make sure that both implicit and explicit knowledge is made available to team members in order to achieve project goals.
#4 Managing Performance
The Project Manager also needs to manage performance and change of activities in the project management plan. He has to put configuration management in place in order to coordinate version control for deliverables and documents.
#5 Integrated decision
The Project Manager as part of integration Management strategies needs to make integrated decisions regarding key changes impacting the project. When the Project Manager is about to make any decisions, he has to look at how the component affects other aspects of the project.
#6 Monitoring Project Progress
The Project Manager needs to measure and monitor project progress and take appropriate action to meet project objectives. He needs to constantly compare project deliverables to project plans and decide on the way forward as the project progresses.
#7 Collect data
The Project Manager also needs to collect data on the result achieved, analysing the data to obtain information and communicating the information relevant stakeholders in the form of project reports.
#8 Completing all the work
The Project Manager also works on completing the work of the project and formally closing each phase, contract and the project as a whole.
#9 Managing phase transition
The Project Manager has to manage the phase transition for the project. He had to ensure that all exit criteria for a project are fulfilled before the project can move to the next phase. This will guarantee that the project achieves it’s desired goals.
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