Integrate the project plan and other plans that affect the project to describe the project’s defined process.
This specific practice extends the specific practices for establishing and maintaining a project plan to address additional planning activities such as incorporating the project’s defined process, coordinating with relevant stakeholders, using organizational process assets, incorporating plans for peer reviews, and establishing objective entry and exit criteria for tasks.
The development of the project plan should account for current and projected needs, objectives, and requirements of the organization, customer, suppliers, and end users as appropriate.
Example Work Products
- Integrated plans
1. Integrate other plans that affect the project with the project plan.
- Quality assurance plans
- Risk management strategy
- Verification and validation plans
- Transition to operations and support plans
- Configuration management plans
- Documentation plans
- Staff training plans
- Facilities and logistics plans
2. Incorporate into the project plan the definitions of measures and measurement activities for managing the project.
- Organization’s common set of measures
- Additional project specific measures
3. Identify and analyze product and project interface risks.
- Incomplete interface descriptions
- Unavailability of tools, suppliers, or test equipment
- Unavailability of COTS components
- Inadequate or ineffective team interfaces
4. Schedule tasks in a sequence that accounts for critical development and delivery factors and project risks.
- Size and complexity of tasks
- Needs of the customer and end users
- Availability of critical resources
- Availability of key staff
- Integration and test issues
5. Incorporate plans for performing peer reviews on work products of the project’s defined process.
6. Incorporate the training needed to perform the project’s defined process in the project’s training plans.
This task typically includes negotiating with the organizational training group on the support they will provide.
7. Establish objective entry and exit criteria to authorize the initiation and completion of tasks described in the work breakdown structure (WBS).
8. Ensure that the project plan is appropriately compatible with the plans of relevant stakeholders.
Typically the plan and changes to the plan will be reviewed for compatibility.
9. Identify how conflicts will be resolved that arise among relevant stakeholders.