About Project Integration Management
The very essence of Project Integration Management within project management is to ensure that there is a good level of coordination among the project activities, which are undertaken. This premier knowledge area within project management is the element that thoroughly coordinates all the different aspects there are to project management. When performed in a proper manner, project integration makes sure that all the processes within a project run smoothly without any hindrance of any sort.
While the project is on-going, a project manager has to ensure that all the tasks of scheduling, procuring, risk management, people management, task management, and all such tasks that push the project to its completion are managed effectively and are on track as per the needed level of quality. It can be quite difficult to keep track and manage these tasks as they take place almost simultaneously for the project manager, posing a grave problem especially when these project processes overlap. Here’s where project integration management comes into the picture.
Project integration management is part of the 10 project management knowledge areas and prevalent in all the 5 phases there are to project management: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing. Project integration management will form that strong connection between two distinctive processes and creates a chain wherein there’s smooth functioning of the tasks and activities taken up.
Project Integration Management Processes
There are 5 processes following within project integration management. They are as follows:
- Developing the Project Charter
- Creating the Project Management Plan
- Directing and managing the project work
- Performing integrated change control
- Closing the phase or the entire project
Developing the Project Charter
A Project Charter, also known as a project definition document or a reference for authority document, is a statement that clearly states the scope, goals, objectives, and the teams involved in the project.
While outlining the project objectives, a project charter provides the following major functions:
- A preliminary demarcation of the roles and responsibilities that each individual plays during the proceedings of a project
- Identification of primary stakeholders or project owners and project sponsors
- Outlining of the duties and roles undertaken by a project manager
A Project Charter is, most of the time, a short document used for the purpose of referencing the duties that need to be marked up for different roles within the realms of the project. They are extracts of detailed documents, such as the project proposal. It is duly considered as a standard industry best practice.
It’s a high level document that enables the project manager to put to use and manage resources as per the needs of the project and its objective.
Creating the Project Management Plan
A project management plan, unlike the project plan, can be defined as the sole document used to describe the project management approach or the project management system used in the implementation of the project plan, by the project team. This would mean that for a particular project all the project management inputs at the various stages of the project would be detailed down in this document, based on the project plan, which was drafted on the premise of the project charter, enabling complete project integration.
A project management plan can also be stated as a logical entity made up of many management plans for the project’s tasks and activities to function as planned. This plan takes the best practices, which can be implemented for a particular scenario, and slates them for the successful execution of that task resulting in project progress. This ensures the culmination of the task in the best possible way.
Directing and managing the project work
The project manager plays a crucial role in this process as it requires a leading figure to carefully steer the work and tasks to successful completion. As per the project management plan, the activities will slowly gain momentum and work in perfect tandem with the rest of the proceedings of the project. With a plan in place, project managers can view the project management from a higher level thus helping to look at an integrated view rather than a scattered or a come-as-you-go view.
Performing integrated change control
Changes in a project mostly have a cascading effect, turning and twisting all adjacent processes and affecting the entire workflow, which can even impact the quality of the project. It’s important within project integration management to know of these cascading changes and accordingly put one to one and understand two. With integrated change control, you can easily monitor and control the different activities and processes, thus, ensuring that the work is done as per its designation and the level of quality.
Closing the phase
Closing the phase would imply that the activities, tasks, or events have been completed to a T and cannot be completed any better to help the project progress as intended. Once all these activities and tasks are performed in the sequence as per the project plan, you can say that you’ve achieved the completion of the project and now you can go ahead and close the project. You are to review the entire project, identify the successes and failures and solution to these issues. Closing the project or phase will also result in learning lessons for subsequent projects to be undertaken by the management.
- Project Integration Management Basics – In this section, you will learn more about the bases and basics of project integration management. Understand the underlying concept that drive this sphere of project management and how it affects the different phases of the project life cycle.
- Develop a Project Management Plan – In this section, you will encounter the best possible way of creating and developing a project management plan for your project and learn the how this process adds up to effectively managing the project integration phase.
- Develop a Project Charter – Just like the project management plan, in this section you will get into the vein of a project charter, one of the crucial documents that handles the entire roles and responsibility bit and caters to the project management plan.
- Direct and Manage Project Work – In this section, understand the functionality of your role as a project manager and how you can bring in pure management for the project’s integration units.
- Monitor and Control Project Work – Learn the tools and techniques employed to control and monitor the work done in perfect sync and as per the plan.
- Integrated Change Control – In this section, learn in depth about change management techniques within an integrated project workflow.
- Close Project – Though it rings in success, in this section you will learn about how closing a project involves much more work than anticipated.
What Are the Requirements/Prerequisites for This Online Training?
We, at eduCBA, encourage thorough learning of the training course in question and would need your utmost interest and dedication to help us teach you and train you in a manner that will enable you to achieve the goals you have set for yourself in the world of project management and especially in project integration management. With systems and software and the different activities and services that run parallel to the project execution, it’s very important that an individual learning about project integration understand the underlying concepts of this area within project management.
While we provide the help, we will require the following to be contribution from your side:
- Basic knowledge of project management is required
- Basic knowledge of computers and software handling skills is needed
- Computer with basic configuration and Internet
- Passion to scale heights with the knowledge and application imparted
Our courses are carefully tailor-made for specific professionals and students, with an edge towards the particular subject. That said, it’s really important for us to cater to these specific groups and help in creating a mountain out of a molehill. Project Integration Management falls under the broad spectrum of project management, but also looks at specific individuals who perform certain kind of work towards a project in question. If you belong to any one of these roles, this course will surely address all your needs and queries:
- Project Managers
- Project Coordinators
- Project Sponsors
- Managers responsible for coordinating projects
- Marketing, training, and technical writing professionals
- Analysts moving into project leadership positions
- General managers responsible for projects and programs
- Project management professionals
- Business professionals
- Program Managers
- Project Management students
- Anyone interested in project management
Project Integration Management FAQs – General Questions
- Do I need to have prior certifications in order to understand the concepts mentioned in this training course?
No. You only need to have a basic understanding of project management to understand the concepts and techniques in this training course. The curriculum can in fact help you out if you are planning to undertake certifications in the future.
- What is the success rate for this training course? Will I be able to become a project integration expert at office with this course?
This training course covers the basics and the knowledge sufficient for you to implement at your workplace. The success rate belted out by this training course is 100%, provided you give in your best at understanding the concepts mentioned and implementing them in a way of application at your organization. While promotions aren’t guaranteed as each individual is different and each organization is apart from another, you will be able to boast of a great and wider knowledge base, based on which, you will be able to succeed at your workplace.
- Will this training benefit an entrepreneur?
Yes. An entrepreneur wears all kinds of hats and that of a project manager is surely included. You will be able to implement project integration management practices and concepts in your big project, which is your business venture, and this training will surely help you.
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An individual who takes up this distinctive course in project integration management is opening Pandora’s Box to active project management knowledge skills and the knowledge areas jotted down in the PMBOK Guide.
With a wide audience already looking forward to making a difference in project management and especially in project integration management, there’s a good chance that you will elevate the competition a tad bit more and stay ahead of the game with this training course.
We encourage individuals to take up the learning rendered in this training course and apply them to scenarios and situations as they arise at their workplaces, so as to showcase the individual’s skill set and thus, stand as a frontier candidate for any level promotions or expert knowledge applications.
The career benefits are abundant and are recognizable with eduCBA’s Project Integration Management Training. It’s a great opportunity to tap on and can be the shining glory to your educational ventures and in your CV.
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