Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video The need for cross-project integration, part of Project Management Foundations: Integration (2015).
- In earlier videos in this course,…I discussed intra-project relationships,…the internal integration within a project.…In this video, I will discuss project inter-relationships.…We will talk about the integration considerations…between projects that are external to your project.…This integration is important in order to achieve…the overall objectives of your organization.…Let me share a story.…In the neighborhood in which I grew up…a line-marking team came to repaint the lines…on a road by my house.…
The next week a different work team dug up…the very same road to replace some pipes…and by doing so, destroyed the line-painting work…done the previous week.…No one was integrating these projects.…There is a need for Cross-Project Integration,…where multiple projects need to come together…to create an end result for your organization.…How this integration occurs depends on…the nature of the customer and the capability of…the resources available to work on the projects.…
For example, let's consider a new car design.…
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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