integration management is a process to make sure about the coordination done in
a project. It is the super most knowledge area for a project manager. It helps
in managing communication between the team members and helps in reducing the
cost. For example if we want to construct a new office building we have to go
through project process groups. These are organised in 5 process groups.
Initiating process:- This is the very
first process in which the decisions are made upto final authorization. It is
the formal authorization for the project to initiate. The stakeholder is the
top management, having authority to pass this project for construction of a
Planning process:- In this stage, all objectives and goals are broken into different small
units of work. Here estimation of money and schedule is done to calculate the
raw material for each activity. All the documentation work is done here. It will
also include other aspects of project management with respect to communication
and coordination, human resources, blueprints of designs, supplier of raw
material, machine and tools, quality of materials and procurement.
Executing process:- In this stage, all the project work is performed. The project manager
should take in loop all the team members and the other persons assigned to the
project. It is execution to team development, quality assurance, spreading of
information, managing suppliers and so on.
Monitoring and controlling process:- monitoring
and controlling process is a process in which project activities are monitored
that weather they are identifying with the project plan. If there is a need for
amendment then controlling part is performed. It also include all the other
areas like information reporting to the head, forecasting budget control, performance reporting, risk
control, quality control, schedule control and monitoring new changes.
means closing the process formally and reporting to the top management, however
in building case it is given to the maintenance group and its time for a review
of the lessons that are learned from the