Project Integration Management
Projects are made up of moving parts. As these parts evolve and move along over time, some parts will be completed on time while other parts may be delayed. Furthermore, some other parts may also face changes along the way. All these movements have to be co-ordinated and integrated so that all the various parts move in tandem towards successful project completion. In short, synchronization is essential. The moving parts of a project can come in many forms. Project integration management is one of the nine areas in the project management body of knowledge. As the project moves through the other areas relating to scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk and procurement, project integration management is necessary to ensure that all knowledge areas are synchronized and that all the relevant stakeholders are kept informed of progress, delays and changes in a timely manner.