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Project Integration Management – How to Put it All Together

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Abstract: 

Project Integration Management: the Knowledge Area that everyone talks about but no one is quite clear on what it involves and what it takes to achieve true integration – beyond following the processes and tasks that are in the PMBOK. This one-of-a-kind session will help participants gain a glimpse at the often unexplained area of project integration management and at the art of “putting it all together”. The course will outline the topics of ensuring a systematic approach to decision making in constantly changing conditions that are less than ideal.

This 1-day course will propose a new and tangible view of how to perform project integration. It will address techniques to organize and streamline the process of incorporating the multitude of areas that play a role in making informed decisions in challenging and constantly evolving project environments. Management of dependencies

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this power session participants will be able to identify approaches and techniques to achieve the following project integration related benefits:

  • Focus on the main areas required for effective integration of the project’s components
  • Address prevailing trends and challenges related to decision making, leading teams and delivering value to the organization and the customer
  • Articulate and define project success in context of business objectives to make decisions that are informed, timely and relevant
  • Apply methods to reduce false alarms in the project and by that increase value creation and team’s focus
  • Utilize techniques to enhance the project manager’s credibility and ability to govern and to lead the project team
  • Perform a series of activities that serve as the foundation of project success:
    • Managing assumption
    • Performing cross project resource coordination
    • Considering project and business risks
    • Understanding stakeholders’ needs and identifying value drivers
    • Realizing downstream impact of scheduling decisions
    • Articulating Business objectives and project success criteria
    • Measuring the cost of quality
    • Tracking project indicators and project “health” measuresy
    • Effectively managing issues and changes
    • Efficiencies, time management and prioritization

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is designed for project managers, project sponsors and team members who are involved in projects.

PREREQUISITE

There is no prerequisite for this course. It functions as a stand-alone course.

MATERIALS

Participants will receive a course binder and a copy of the book Managing Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success, by Ori Schibi (J. Ross, 2013)

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Introduction to Project Integration Management

  • Explore what integration management is
  • Identify areas of value beyond the PMBOK processes
  • Examine some difficult-to-measure integration items

 

Integration considerations for planning

  • Review things to do and consider as part of integration
  • List project management challenges that effective integration addresses
  • Review the “Integration Manifesto”
  • Describe techniques to plan for quality and to measure Cost of Quality
  • Identify factors related to estimating and scheduling

 

Stakeholder and Communication

  • Learn how to reduce false alarms
  • Walk through techniques to build a foundation for effective decision making
  • Explore ways to define success and ensure alignment to business objectives
  • Review the components of setting up escalation procedures and Ground Rules
  • Learn how to say no when you need to and keep your job

 

Time, Urgency and Resource Management

  • Review the importance of cross project resource sharing
  • Learn to prioritize and manage your time effectively
  • Identify how to distinguish between important and urgent

Risks, Assumptions and Dependencies

  • Connect between assumptions, risks and project success
  • Learn to differentiate between issues and change management
  • Review the importance of identifying and articulating dependencies

 

Integration and the BA

  • Check the benefits of collaboration between the PM and the BA
  • Review product and project consideration
  • Discuss project and business considerations
  • Explore areas to utilize Enterprise Analysis and Portfolio Management

 

Lessons to Learn and Apply

  • Check for techniques to effectively capture lessons
  • Identify the timing to perform lessons learned
  • Learn how to apply lessons

course info

Course ID: PK-1003
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 1 day

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PMI PDUs

PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for the 1-day version of this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 2 3 2
PgMP 2 3 2
PfMP 2 3 2
PMI-ACP 1.25 3 2
PMI-SP 0.5 3 2
PMI-RMP 1.25 3 2
PMI-PBA 1.5 3 2

 
The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 7 CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 1 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 7 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 7 Learning Credits