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Project Integration Management

 


Project Integration Management is the first stage in the project management processes. From the keyword “integration” itself, it incorporates all other knowledge areas in project management. There are seven processes in this area.

The first process which is to develop a project charter is required before any succeeding processes will be performed because the project charter is the document or the evidence that gives the authority to commence the said project.

Once the project charter is already present, the next step is to develop the Project Management Plan. This is document that defines how the project should be executed, monitored and controlled, and closed. This process is the signal for initiating other knowledge areas. The initial output of other knowledge areas are incorporated in the Project Management Plan. The development of this plan is not a one-time activity. As other processes progress, this document evolves from a summary to a detailed plan.

When the initial Project Management Plan is already developed, the project manager can begin to execute the planned project activities specified in the plan. The work performance data is collected and analysed by various knowledge areas especially by Monitoring and Controlling Process Group to improve the performance of future work packages.

While executing the activities specified in the Project Management Plan or while work is in progress, knowledge is being managed and utilized. This involves documenting knowledge to be shared to other individuals within the organization. Knowledge management is not an easy task. There must be an atmosphere of trust within the project team in order to motivate people to share their skills, experiences, and expertise.

Execution of project activities are being monitored and controlled.

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