Integration Management Knowledge Area

In order to eliminate or prevent the factors that lead to project failure, it is necessary to use different knowledge areas within project management from the beginning of the project. From the point of view of successfully managing and completing a project, it is very important that the 10 knowledge areas and related sub-processes identified by the PMI (Project Management Institute) are used effectively.

In order for a large number of different activities and processes to be carried out together, parts of project management must be combined, consolidated, and integrated with each other. This effort to bring together and create a whole is called project integration management in all the project management methodologies.

The main goal of Integration Management, which is one of the most important topics of the PMP  exam, is to coordinate and integrate processes belonging to different knowledge areas or process groups throughout the project's lifecycle

This integration is actually the primary role of the project manager in a project. Therefore we may claim that integration management is a matter of existence for the project manager. It is the project manager's responsibility to bring together all parts of the project and to create a project performing like a newly lubricated machine. 

Processes in Integration Management:

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