Category Archives: Integration

Integration Management knowledge area

Flashcards for the Knowledge Areas

These are the “flashcards” I use for the 10 knowledge areas. These are in my words.  I encourage you to use your own words to describe each of these areas. Integration Management Addresses leadership for the project and provides integration of … Continue reading

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Maslow’s Hierarchy

To be an effective project manager requires an understanding and a proficiency in people skills (also known as “soft skills”).  The PMP® exam will test your understanding of people skills and associated management theories.  Maslow’s hierarchy is one of them. … Continue reading

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Projects, Programs and Portfolios

Project vs. Program vs. Portfolio A project is a temporary effort (has a specific beginning and an end) undertaken to achieve a specific product, service or result.  A project may be part of a program or portfolio but a program … Continue reading

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Types of Organizations

The ability to conduct projects effectively varies by the type of organizational structure.  At one end of the spectrum are “projectized organizations.”   Projectized organizations are organized to allow projects to be effectively and efficiently managed.  Projectized organizations are usually organized … Continue reading

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The Triple Constraints

The Triple Constraints The triple constraints for projects are: the project requirements (scope), the schedule, and the costs (or budget) for the project.  Once you have established these three parameters for a project, they become the baseline for the project … Continue reading

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Project Life Cycles

Definition of a Project Life Cycle Projects by definition have a beginning and an end.  Informally, all projects have a life cycle: an initiation or start, a middle (the execution of the project), and some sort of closure.  Many organizations … Continue reading

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