Project Management : Project Integration Management

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“Direct and Manage Project Execution is the process for executing the work defined in the project management plan to achieve the project 's requirements/objectives defined in the project scope statement” (comp. PMBOK3, p. 78). The Project Manager helps with the execution of the planned activities, sometimes with the assistance of a project management team for larger projects. This occurs during the execution phase of the project. Figure: Phases of a project
When we are completing the work assigned in the project management plan we involve integrating the various plans and activities of the project i.e., it is part of the Project Integration Management Knowledge area.
Project Integration Management:
Project Integration Management tasks
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The major activities of Direct and Manage Project Execution include:
• Creation of project deliverables
• Management of the project staff and stakeholders
• Acquisition, use and consumption of non human resources
• Implement planned procedures and processes
• Communication
• Status Reporting
• Tracking and re-forecasting of progress
• Monitor and resolve risks and issues
• Implementation of improvements
• Document lessons learned
• Control scope
• Implementation of approved changes
• Manage change requests
• Manage external supplier

The inputs, tools and outputs of the Direct and Manage Project Execution are as shown:

Figure: Inputs, Tools & Techniques and Outputs of Direct and Manage Execution
Inputs :
1. Project Management Plan:
Project Management plan defines how the project is being executed, monitored, controlled and closed. The complexity and size of the project determines the level of detail for the plan of the project. The project plan should cover the following subsidiary plans: scope management plan, schedule management plan, cost management plan, quality management plan, process improvement plan, staffing management plan and/or human resource plan, communications management plan, risk management plan, procurement management plan and stakeholder management plan. It should include the phase or project resource calendars, cost baseline, schedule baseline, milestone lists, risk register and
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