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Project Management for Engineering Design by Charles Lessard

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CHAPTER 3

Project Integration Management

Project managers that tend to focus on technical or on too many details have trouble keeping in mind and visualizing the “big picture.” As stated in the previous chapter, Project managers must coordinate all of the other knowledge areas throughout a project’s life cycle [1]. Table 2.4 (Chapter 2) shows that project plan development is a part of the “integration” knowledge area that takes place during the project “planning process.” Project plan development entails taking the results of other planning processes and putting them into a consistent, coherent document (the project plan, also referred to as the program manager’s project plan). Integration during the “executing process” entails carrying out the ...

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