5. What is meant by an integrative approach to project management? Why is this approach important in today’s environment?
According to Gray, Clifford F and Larson, Erik W (2008), “An integrated project management process that focuses all project effort towards the strategic plan of the organisation and reinforces mastery of both the project management tools/technique and interpersonal skills necessary to orchestrate successful projects completion. For some organisations, integrating projects with strategy will require reengineering the entire business process. For others, integration will mean carefully establishing linkages among the piecemeal systems already in place and altering the focus to one of total system. At the individual level for some professional to become effective project managers will require augmenting their leadership and team-building skills with modern project planning and control methods.. For others it will require completing their administrative skills with the capacity to inspire lead divergent cast of professionals to projects completion.
As the world becomes more competitive, the importance of managing the process of project management and ‘getting it right the first time’ takes on new things. An integrated project management system is one in all parts are interrelated. A change in any one of the parts will influence the whole. Every organisation has a customer it is seeking to satisfy. The customer sets the raison for the organisation. Mission, objectives and strategies are set to meet the needs of customer. Development of a mission, objectives and organization strategies depend on the external and internal environment factors. Now-a-days, it is important than others because, it is emphasis on development of an integrated project management process that focuses all project effort towards the strategic plan of the organisation and reinforces mastery of both the project management tools/technique and interpersonal skills...
References: Gray, Clifford F and Larson, Erik W (2008) Project Management – The Managerial process 4e New York: McGraw Hill IE
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