Chapter 4

Integration Management

Integration, in the context of managing a project, is making choices about where to concentrate resources and effort on any given day, anticipating potential issues, dealing with these issues before they become critical, and coordinating work for the overall project good.

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I love it when a plan comes together!

Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith on the popular 1980s television showThe A-Team

We have a “strategic” plan. It’s called doing things.

Herb Kelleher, chairman and founder of Southwest Airlines, the only U.S. carrier to be profitable every year since 1972

Integration management is about pulling all of the project management processes together into one unified whole—a juggling act of trade-offs ...

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