1. project integration management

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Project Integration Management includes the processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the Project Management Process Groups.

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1. project integration management

  1. 1. 1. Project Integration Management Project Integration Management includes the processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the Project Management Process Groups. This is the only knowledge area which has process in all process groups as shown in the table below that lists the 6 Processes of Integration process group Initiation Processes 1.1. Develop Project Charter Planning 1.2. Develop Project Management Plan Executing 1.3. Direct and Manage Project execution Monitoring and Controlling 1.4. Monitor and control Project work 1.5. Perform Integrated Change Control Closing 1.6. Close Project or Phase 1.1 Develop Project Charter - - This is the process of developing a document that formally authorizes a project or a phase and documenting initial requirements that satisfy the stakeholders’ needs and expectations. The approved “Project Charter” formally initiates the project. It also provides the authority to project manager. The project initiator or sponsor who funds the project creates the Project charter or delegates to Project Manager. Inputs - Project statement of work Business case Contract Enterprise environmental factors (EEF) Organizational process assets (OPA) - Tools & Techniques - Expert judgment Outputs - Project charter Organizational process assets (OPA) and Enterprise environmental factors (EEF) are 2 inputs are common inputs across most of the processes in the Process By: Mohamed Salah ElDien Mohamed Aly, MSc, PMP®, DIT, MCAD
  2. 2. Chart. And they must be taken into account for every process, even if they are not explicitly listed as inputs in the process specification. - The statement of work (SOW) is a narrative description of products or services to be delivered by the project given by Project Initiator or sponsor or customer. For external projects it will be the part of Bid Documents. SOW references include 3 majors: Business Need, Product Scope Description, and Strategic Plan. - The business case provides the reason to invest in the project Output of the process is Project Charter that documents business needs, and outlines highlevel requirements, high-level risks, high level description, high-level schedule, high-level budget, identified Project manager and Approval signatures. - Expert Judgment, as a tool, includes: - Other unit within organization - Consultants - Stakeholders including customer or sponsor - Subject matter experts - PMO - Industry groups - Professional & technical association - Project Charter, as an output, includes: - Project purpose or justification, - Measurable project objectives and related success criteria, - High-level requirements, - High-level project description, - High-level risks, - Summary milestone schedule, - Summary budget, - Project approval requirements - Assigned project manager, responsibility, and authority level - Name and authority of the sponsor or other person(s) authorizing the project charter. By: Mohamed Salah ElDien Mohamed Aly, MSc, PMP®, DIT, MCAD
  3. 3. 1.2 Develop Project Management Plan - This is the process of documenting the actions necessary to define, prepare, integrate, and coordinate all subsidiary plans. The project management plan defines how the project is executed, monitored and controlled, and closed. “It describes how work will be executed to accomplish the project objectives” Inputs Project charter Business case Outputs from planning processes Enterprise environmental factors Organizational process assets - Tools & Techniques - Expert judgment Outputs - Project management plan - - It is a collection of processes’ Management Plans as well as baselines created through the project life cycle. -  Project Management Plan is the strategy for managing the project and the processes in each knowledge area. It covers how you will define, plan, manage, and control the project Plans included in the project management plan are : 1. Scope management plan 2. Requirements management plan 3. Schedule management plan 4. Requirements Management Plan 5. Cost management plan 6. Quality management plan 7. Process improvement plan 8. Human resource plan 9. Communications management plan 10. Risk management plan 11. Procurement management plan 12. Change Management Plan 13. Configuration Management Plan Baselines included in the project management plan are : 1. Scope Baseline (The project scope statement, work breakdown structure (WBS), and WBS dictionary) 2. Schedule Baseline (The agreed-upon schedule, including the start and stop times) 3. Cost Baseline (The time-phased cost budget) By: Mohamed Salah ElDien Mohamed Aly, MSc, PMP®, DIT, MCAD
  4. 4. - The above three Baselines together are called as Performance Measurement Baseline. To handle a problem within a project, look at your management plan to see how you planned to handle such a problem. Deviations from baselines are often due to incomplete risk identification and risk management. Change Management Plan; - Describes how changes will be managed and controlled. It covers the project as whole and May includes: - Change control procedures (how and who) - The approval levels for authorizing changes. - The creation of a change control board to approve changes. - A plan outlining how changes will be managed and controlled. - Who should attend meetings regarding changes? - Tools to use to track and control changes Configuration Management Plan Defines how you will manage changes to the deliverables and the resulting documentation, including which organizational tools you will use - 1.3 Direct and Manage Project Execution It is the process of performing the work defined in the project management plan to achieve the project’s objectives. Inputs - Project management plan - Approved change requests - Enterprise environmental factors (EEF) - Organizational process assets (OPA) Tools & Techniques - Expert judgment - Project management information system Outputs - Deliverables - Work performance information - Change requests - Project management plan updates - Project document updates 1.4 Monitor and Control Project Work It is the process of tracking, reviewing, and regulating the progress to meet the performance objectives defined in the project management plan. By: Mohamed Salah ElDien Mohamed Aly, MSc, PMP®, DIT, MCAD
  5. 5. Inputs Tools & Techniques - Project management plan - Performance reports - Enterprise environmental factors - Organizational process assets Outputs - Expert judgment - Change requests - Project management plan updates - Project document updates 1.5 Perform Integrated Change Control It is the process of reviewing all change requests, approving changes and managing changes to the deliverables, organizational process assets, project documents and the project management plan. Inputs Tools & Techniques - Project management plan - Work performance information - Change requests - Enterprise environmental factors - Organizational process assets - Expert judgment - Change control meetings Outputs - Change request status updates - Project management plan updates - Project document updates 1.6 Close Project or Phase It is the process of finalizing all activities across all of the Project Management Process Groups to formally complete the project or phase. Inputs 1 Project management plan 2 Accepted deliverables 3 Organizational process assets Tools & Techniques 1 Expert judgment Outputs 1 Final product, service, or result transition 2 Organizational process assets updates By: Mohamed Salah ElDien Mohamed Aly, MSc, PMP®, DIT, MCAD

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