Another major consideration when choosing a PM solution is integration. If you already have systems in place, such as a CRM or ERP system or accounting software, you will need to determine the level of integration you require to keep processes running smoothly. If yours is a smaller or mid-sized company, you will need to consider what software solutions you may need to add to improve project management systems and methodologies. Overall, most studies – even those conducted by third-party research teams – show that implementing a good project management solution will show quantifiable improvements and is well worth consideration.
Integration management is a collection of processes and tools required to ensure that the various elements of the projects are properly coordinated. It involves making trade-offs among competing objectives and alternatives to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations.
- Integrating and coordinating all project plans to create a consistent, coherent approach
- Carrying out the project plan, according to the strategy, plan and activities as per the approved plan
- Coordinating changes across the project and adhering to cost, schedule and scope considerations
Lexem can help your organization integrate systems and tools to get the most of your project management solutions, and through the use of Earned Value Management we can help ensure project adheres to its cost, schedule, and technical goals.