Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Warning signals and fixing integration issues, part of Project Management Foundations: Integration.
- As we learn to drive a car, we learn to look out for…particular warning signals.…When we see flashing lights or hear a honking horn,…we know that there is potential for danger.…When we're working on an integrated project,…we also have to be on the lookout for signs of danger.…There are many integration issues…that can trouble your project,…and I'll share the most common ones with you.…However, don't fret.…I'll also give you some tips on how to address them.…The most common Integration Issues and Warning Signals are…a shortage of links between interrelated areas,…such as Assumptions and Risks.…
All Assumptions should be resolved or tied to a Risk.…It is common to see an assumption…give rise to several risks.…If there's no connection between your assumptions and risks,…I suggest you address this immediately.…The next issue arises when new items are added…to the project Scope but revisions are not made…to the budget, schedule, and risk management plan.…If stakeholders are requesting changes without…a proper assessment of the other areas of the project…
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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