Establish and manage the project and the involvement of relevant stakeholders according to an integrated and defined process that is tailored from the organization’s set of standard processes.
Establishes organizational expectations for establishing and maintaining the project’s defined process from project startup through the life of the project, using the project’s defined process in managing the project, and coordinating and collaborating with relevant stakeholders.
Integrated Project Management involves the following activities:
The integrated and defined process that is tailored from the organization’s set of standard processes is called the project’s defined process.
Managing the project’s effort, cost, schedule, staffing, risks, and other factors is tied to the tasks of the project’s defined process. The implementation and management of the project’s defined process are typically described in the project plan. Certain activities may be covered in other plans that affect the project, such as the quality assurance plan, risk management strategy, and the configuration management plan.
Since the defined process for each project is tailored from the organization’s set of standard processes, variability among projects is typically reduced and projects can easily share process assets, data, and lessons learned.
Integrated Project Management also addresses the coordination of all activities associated with the project such as the following:
The working interfaces and interactions among relevant stakeholders internal and external to the project are planned and managed to ensure the quality and integrity of the overall endeavor. Relevant stakeholders participate as appropriate in defining the project’s defined process and the project plan. Reviews and exchanges are regularly conducted with relevant stakeholders to ensure that coordination issues receive appropriate attention and everyone involved with the project is appropriately aware of status, plans, and activities. In defining the project’s defined process, formal interfaces are created as necessary to ensure that appropriate coordination and collaboration occurs.
Integrated Project Management applies in any organizational structure, including projects that are structured as line organizations, matrix organizations, or teams. The terminology should be appropriately interpreted for the organizational structure in place.
Need for organizational Integrated Project Management
Using Online-PMO’s Integrated Project Management process and procedures, organizations can tailor the process to fit their organization, or may choose to purchase a Integrated Project Management practices rather than to develop them.