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Managing Project Integration by Denis F. Cioffi

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CHAPTER 2

Integration through Shared Information

Project integration begins with sharing information to combine the budget, schedule, and scope consistently. This chapter treats briefly the differences between data, information, and knowledge, and it suggests at what organizational levels each should be shared. Three paths to project integration are noted, and a possible explanation of the big difficulty in integrating large projects is offered. Finally, some guidelines for presenting information are placed in the context of managing projects.

DATA, INFORMATION, AND KNOWLEDGE

With only a slight narrowing of meaning [8], one can say that “data” ...

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