Project Management involves discipline in ensuring that "all I's are the points and t's are crossing each other." Product focus – or focus on WHAT – helps push priorities, and Project Integration Management helps direct HOW.
This article explores the key to driving the required results, and also how to manage the project management process effectively using the Project Integration Management framework. You can get more information about project management articles on projectvictories.com/project-management-blogs-and-articles/.
Project Management involves many disciplines in ensuring that "all I's are dotted and t's are crossed." Project Integration Management is a field of knowledge from PMBOK that project managers can utilize to direct the necessary results and manage the process effectively.
This article explores the key to directing the results needed, and also how to manage the project management process effectively using the Project Integration Management framework.
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Driving Results – "What", or Producing Project Products
Driving strong and intentional results on a project means successfully producing "project products". This can be achieved in part by clarifying the difference between 'project plans' and 'product plans'.
When focusing on "results" for a project, the difference is between the Product Plan and the Project Plan becoming clear. Let's explore.
The key is to clarify the desired results. Determining the initial scope as part of Project Integration Management is the beginning to be clear.
Progressive elaboration provides an opportunity to allow a clear picture to be revealed. "Product plans" provide a detailed description and project product specifications.