CHAPTER 7Project Management Integration in Practice

GEREE STREUN, PMP, CSQE, GVSOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, INC.

Integration was added to the project management body of knowledge as a ninth knowledge area with the 2000 edition of the PMBOK® Guide. This addition validated the experiences many project managers had throughout their careers. It underscored the important project management role of coordinating and creating linkages among the various kinds of knowledge, activities, and processes—the role of actually having to integrate all project processes to effectively manage a project to meet its objective.

THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTEGRATION KNOWLEDGE AREA

The 2000 edition of the PMBOK® Guide attempted to define the project management processes necessary ...

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