Updated to align with the 6th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide, this course introduces topics like developing project charters and plans, managing project work and knowledge, monitoring and controlling project work, and closing out projects.
Updated to align with the 6th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide, this course, Project Integration Management, is the third course in Pluralsight’s series preparing you for the newest version of the PMP® exam. This course explores many of the foundational processes of project management, found in the Project Integration Management knowledge area. First, you'll learn what makes a project charter so important and how one is composed. Then, you'll discover what should be included in a project management plan and how one is built over the entire course of your project. Finally, you'll see how project work should be monitored and controlled, and find out how project changes should be effectively managed to gain a better understanding of how project work is officially brought to a close. By the end of this course, you'll be better prepared to bring together all of the disparate components of project planning into a cohesive strategy for success.
Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.
Course Overview (music) Hi, everyone. My name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course Project Integration Management. This course is the third in our newly updated series helping you prepare for the latest version of the PMP exam, which is based on the sixth edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, better known as the PMBOK guide. By completing this course and others in our PMP prep series, you'll not only be better prepared to ace the certification exam, but critically we'll also completely fulfill the mandatory training requirement that must be met before taking the exam. The PMP, or project management professional certification, is consistently listed as one of the top five most valuable certifications for IT professionals and is also broadly applicable to a wide range of industries. Given how much new value can be created from successful projects, businesses in all sectors and of all sizes need capable project managers today. A PMP builds the skills needed to succeed and opens new doors for those with the certification. Some of the major topics we'll cover in this course include developing project charters and project management plans, directing and managing project work, managing and curating project knowledge, monitoring and controlling project work, performing integrated change control, and closing out projects and project phases. By the end of this course you'll have a strong understanding of the processes that tie project work together and allow project managers to orchestrate project work at the broadest levels. You'll also be better prepared for the courses that follow in this series, which will look closely at each of the components in project management that weave through the processes we'll discuss here. This course and others in the series can not only help you learn more about project management and prepare for the PMP exam but also serve as a great refresher for established project managers and as an opportunity to earn continuing education credit. I hope you'll join me on this journey to prepare for the PMP exam and learn about project integration management here at Pluralsight.
Developing the Project Charter Hi, and welcome back. In this module, we're going to discuss the Develop Project Charter Process. First, we'll explore it in a broad overview. We'll give you an idea of what exactly is entailed in a project charter, and why it's important to a project. Then, we'll look at the specific definitions of business case and business value, and how those tie back into the project charter process. We'll look at the project statement of work, which is really the core element that the rest of the project charter is built around. Then, we'll look at the process of actually assembling a project charter for use, and then the various inputs, tools, and techniques, and outputs that are related to this process. Let's get started.
Developing the Project Management Plan Hi and welcome back. In this module, we are going to dive into The Develop Project Management Plan Process. First we'll introduce the process. Define it and look at some of the benefits that it brings to the project management environment. After that we'll take a look inside. What exactly is a project management plan? What should it include? And how do we build it? And then, we'll look at the process components, the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs that you'll need to know for the PMP exam. Let's get started.
Directing and Managing Project Work Next up, we're going to look at the Direct and Manage Project Work process. First, we'll introduce it in some more detail and talk about all the different types of work that go into this process. Then we'll look at work performance data and the role that it has to play within this process as well. Finally, we'll break down the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs for this process that you need to be comfortable with for the PMP exam. Let's get started.
Managing Project Knowledge Welcome back. In this module, we're going to look at the Manage Project Knowledge Process. We'll begin by introducing the process and then we'll look at the special role of managing project knowledge and information within project management. Then, we'll look at the process components, those inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs that you need to know for the PMP exam. Let's get started.
Monitoring and Controlling Project Work Welcome back! In this module, we're going to discuss the Monitor and Control Project Work Process. First, we'll introduce the process. Talk about what goes into the work that's done here. Next, we'll look at when and how the process is used. Then, we'll look at the process components, Inputs, Tools and Technique, and Outputs. Let's get started.
Performing Integrated Change Control Welcome back. In this module we're going to look at the Perform Integrated Change Control process. First we'll introduce it, how it's used and why it's important to the project environment, then we'll look at the nuts and bolts of exactly when it comes into play, finally, we'll look at those process components, the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs that you can expect to see on the PMP exam. Let's get started.
Closing out Projects & Project Phases Next up, we have the Close Project or Phase Process. The final process in the project integration management knowledge area. In this module, we'll introduce the close project or phase process. We'll look at the various activities that take place during the process. Then, we'll look at the process components. Inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs. Finally, we're going to look at project integration management as a whole one more time. To review the entire knowledge area, and how each of the different processes within it, interlink. Let's get started.