10 Best Practices For Documenting Requirements

By far, requirements management is often considered one of the most agonizing parts of planning any project or product. Below are 10 best practices that any project manager, product manager, business analyst, or system analyst should employ during requirements planning and management. Without well-defined requirements, your project is set up for failure. – Sharon Brown If you are familiar with […]

5 Integration, Project, Program, and Portfolio Types

Planning, managing, and executing projects can be very complex. This complexity increases as these projects become larger and more diverse. In an effort to simplify project management and help define a common vocabulary—especially regarding the many types of work that go into a project—there have been many project types introduced over time. With varying degrees of success, each has had […]

FAQs – Integration and Project Management

What Can a Program Integrator or Project Manager Do For You? The short answer: SYNTHESIS and IMPLEMENTATION. The power of a skilled Program Integrator or Project Manager includes the expertise to: ▶ Clarify what needs to get done. ▶ Create a plan with milestones and tasks to get it done. ▶ Take responsibility for managing all inbound and outbound assets […]

How To Leverage Integration With Your Acquisitions

As an integrator, you keep a broad view of the customer experience, knowing what products and services you need to offer and how best to package them together. This means that the customer’s needs are just as much your goal as the business unit’s bottom line.  What is an Integrator Role An integrator is a consultant-level person that would give […]

Everything You Wanted to Know About INTEGRATION to GROW and SCALE and Were Afraid To Ask

Integrators are critical to the growth of a company. They build capability, business growth, and financial strength. A structured approach to how you plan for your business and check the effectiveness of your decisions is crucial. Integrators and program managers are used to working with efficiency and inefficiency after encountering situations where they can’t control when teams of people choose […]

How To Handle Define INTEGRATION Challenge With Ease Using These Tips

Establishing a good definition of your integration baseline is the first step in developing a sound strategy for the effective integration of your recent acquisition. Consider this quote from Steve Jobs: “Real artists ship”. He refers to the greatest artists ceaselessly creating and releasing their work, rather than sitting around waiting for it to be perfect before letting it go […]

The Integration Equation: What Can You Do To Save Your GROWTH STRATEGY From Destruction?

The Integration Equation™ in business is a framework that enables a business to assess its risk and resource utilization, as well as forecast future integration efforts. The process by which strategic IT functions work together to create and support a company’s business strategy could also be a defined integration. An effective integration program provides stakeholders with a clear understanding of […]