CHAPTER 8

Project Management Integration in Practice

GEREE STREUN, PMP, CSQE, PMI-ACP, CSSGB, CSM, GV SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, INC.

Integration was added to the project management body of knowledge as a ninth knowledge area in the 2000 edition of the Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This addition validated the experiences many project managers have had throughout their careers. It underscored the important project management role of coordinating and creating linkages among the various aspects of knowledge, activities, and processes with the integration of all project processes to effectively manage a project to meet its objective.

THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTEGRATION KNOWLEDGE AREA

The 2000 ...

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