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- If you're looking to expand your knowledge and capabilities in managing project integration, one of the best places to look is in your own project files. Often looking through those files you can find opportunities where you could've more tightly integrated your project artifacts. Working on larger and more complex projects can also quickly expand your integration capabilities. See if you could get yourself assigned to larger projects, even in a more administrative capacity if necessary.
It'll surprise you how much you can learn in that setting. Another alternative is to volunteer to review the files of an ongoing project. From this examination you can see how more experienced project managers handle their integration requirements. Outside of your own organization there are other resources you can draw upon that will provide you with valuable integration hints and tips. The Project Management Institute has online project integration simulations that are available to PMI members.
I can also recommend the book entitled, "Managing Project Integration" by Dennis F. Cioffi. Project integration often does not get the attention I believe it deserves. If you can master the integration process it is likely your abilities to manage more complicated projects will expand quickly. I wish you the best of luck as you seek to expand your capabilities in managing project integration.
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- Planning for integration
- Managing scope, cost, and risk
- Integration and communication techniques
- Staffing the integration
- Mapping project interrelationships
- Dealing with multiple critical paths