Project Integration Management

Project Integration management is mainly concerned with the processes required to ensure that the various activities of the project are co-ordinated properly.

In other words, Project Integration Management process comprise of activities like identifying, defining, combining, and coordinating various processes related to project.

Project Integration management includes following activities.

Process Project Stage Key Deliverables
Develop project charter Initiating Project Charter
Develop Project Management Plan Planning Project Management Plan
Direct and Manage Project Work Execution Deliverables
Monitor and Control Project Work Monitoring and Control Change Requests
Perform Integrated Change Control Monitoring and Control Change request status updates
Close Project or Phase Project closure Final product

We will see this all process step by step below:-

Project Charter

The project charter is an integral part of Project Integration Management, without a project charter, a project cannot start. It formally authorizes and defines the objectives of the project. It includes name, description, and deliverables of the project, usually written by a higher authority than a project manager.

Inputs Tools & Techniques Outputs
Project statement of work Expert Judgement Project Charter
Business case
Contract
Enterprise environmental factors
Organizational process assets

Project Management Plan

Project plan development uses the outputs of the other planning processes to produce a consistent, logical document that can be used to guide both project control and project execution. Project Management Plan is used to direct project execution, documenting project planning assumption, communicating among stakeholders, for better project control, etc.

Inputs Tools & Techniques Outputs
Project charter Expert Judgement Project Management Plan
Output from planning processes
Enterprise environmental factors
Organizational process assets

Direct and Manage Project Work

It is a process where the work will be executed as defined in the project management plan and implementing changes with respect to project requirement.

Inputs Tools & Techniques Outputs
Project management plan Expert Judgement Deliverables
Approved change requests Project management information system Work performance information
Enterprise environmental factors Change Requests
Organizational process assets Project management plans updates
Project document updates

Monitor and Control Project Work

This stage includes tracking, reviewing and reporting the progress of the project in order to meet the performance objectives defined in the project management plan.

Inputs Tools & Techniques Outputs
Project management plan Expert Judgement Change Requests
Performance reports Project management plans updates
Enterprise environmental factors Project document updates
Organizational process assets

Perform Integrated Change Control

It is the phase where the impact of any change is assessed against the project. It requires to be assessed across the whole of the project. In this process, the actual work is analyzed against the projected plan and makes an adjustment if they are not inline or in sync.

The difference between the "monitor & control project work" and "integrated change control" is that Perform Integrated Change Control emphasis on managing any change to project scope while the former one focuses on managing the way that such scope is executed.

Inputs Tools & Techniques Outputs
Project management plan Expert Judgement Change requests status updates
Work performance information Change Control Meetings Project management plan updates
Change Requests Project document updates
Enterprise environmental factors
Organizational process assets

Close project or phase

It is the phase of formal completion of the project related activities.

Inputs Tools & Techniques Outputs
Project management plan Expert Judgement Final product, service or result transition
Accepted deliverables Organizational process assets updates
Organizational process assets