*This PMP study guide is for Project Integration Management. It is based on PMBOK 6th Edition.
The purpose of Integration Management is:
Manage Project Knowledge is the process of using existing knowledge and creating new knowledge to achieve the project’s objectives and contribute to organizational learning.
|Project Charter||A project charter establishes a partnership between the performing organization and the requesting organization (or customer, in the case of external projects). The approved project charter formally initiates the project.|
|Business Case||Documentation to justify the project investment. Cost benefits analysis|
|Project Selection||Know the following two categories of project selection methods and their subsets for the exam:
|Depreciation||Straight line depreciation – the same amount of depreciation is taken each year
Accelerated depreciation – product depreciates faster at the beginning. There are two types: double declining balance and sum of years digits.
|Project SOW||Description of the products or services being supplied along with the business need, product scope description and strategic plan. External projects: SOW received from the customer. Internal projects: SOW provided by the sponsor or initiator of the project.|
|Enterprise Environmental Factors||Consider culture and structure, resources availability, project management systems available, stakeholder risk tolerances, and marketplace conditions.|
|Organizational Process Assets||Lessons learned from previous projects, organization processes and procedures and corporate knowledge base containing historical data, issue and defect management database, financial information, etc.|
|Develop Project Management Plan||Takes results from other planning outputs to create a consistent document to guide both execution and control of project. Documents planning assumptions, decisions regarding alternatives chosen, facilitates communications, define key management reviews. Baseline for progress measurement and control.|
|Management Plan||Management plans are the strategy for managing the project and the processes in each knowledge area. To reiterate to make sure we are all on the same page, a management plan covers how you will:
|Project Management Plan||A project management plan is an integration function – it integrates all the knowledge area management plans into cohesive whole. This plan also includes the baselines for the project. A project management plan is a series of plans and baselines, rather than just a schedule. The project management plan includes:
|Performance measurement baseline||The project management plan contains scope, schedule, and cost baselines, against which the project manager will need to report project performance. These baselines are created during planning. Together these baselines are called the Performance Measurement Baseline
|Requirements management plan||A requirements management plan describes how requirements will be identified, managed, and controlled|
|Change management plan||The change management plan describes how changes will be managed and controlled and may include:
There is a change management plan for the project as a whole. There are also change management plans for each knowledge area, which are described in the individual management plans.
|Configuration management plan||The purpose of the configuration management plan is to make sure everyone knows what version of the scope, schedule, and other components of the project management plan are the latest and greatest. The configuration management plan defines how you will manage changes to the deliverables and the resulting documentation.|
|Process improvement plan||As part of planning, the project manager identifies existing processes to use on the project and may create some of their own. Planning in efforts to improve these processes is required part of project management, because good processes help the team complete work faster, cheaper, and with higher quality|
|Change Control Board||A panel of stakeholders who are responsible for reviewing and deciding which changes should be made to a project.|
|Direct and manage project execution||This is the integration part of the executing process group. In Direct and Manage Project Execution, the project manager integrates all the executing processes into one coordinated effort to accomplish the project management plan and product the deliverables. In addition, it involves requesting changes and completing the work accompanying approved change requests.|
|1||You need to know the following about project charter for the exam:
|2||There are also the following management plans:
|3||You need to understand the following: deviations from baseline are often due to incomplete risk identification and risk management. Therefore, if the exam asks what to do when a project deviates significantly from established baselines, the correct answer is likely the one about reviewing the project’s risk management process.|
|4||For the exam, a project or project phase cannot effectively start without formal approval of the project management plan|
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