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Chapter 2. Project Integration Managemen... > Directing and Managing Project Execu...

Directing and Managing Project Execution

The project work defined in the project management plan is performed using the Direct and Manage Project Execution process. While executing this process, you will be interacting with other processes and departments in your organization. In general, a project team includes people from different departments. Usually, the reporting relationships within the same department are very well defined and structured. However, the relationships between different departments (especially between individuals from different departments at the same level of authority) are not well defined. So, managing such project interfaces is a crucial function of a project manager during project execution. Generally speaking, project interfaces are the formal and informal boundaries and relationships among team members, departments, organizations, or functions—for example, how the development department and the QA department interact with each other while working on the same project. Directing and managing project execution is the process used to manage various technical and organizational interfaces in the project to facilitate smooth execution of the project work.

The main purposes of directing and managing project execution are:


  

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