The Project Management Institute (PMI) has established a guide for managing projects called the Project Management Body of Knowledge or PMBOK (called as 'pim bock'). PMI has defined in the PMBOK, the following fundamental areas a project manager should address during the course of a project.
- Project Integration Management:- All projects are meant to address some business need. From the beginning till the end of the project, a Project Manager has several people working on a variety of things, often at the same time and only occasionally together. The Project has to bring all this work together in a coherent way. When the project is completed successfully, the product or service produced by the project needs to be integreted into the company's ongoing operations which involve Planning, Execution and Changes, if needed.
Most Project Managers use a baseline schedule as a way to manage the time. By comparing the way the schedule is progression versus the baseline schedule, the Project Manager can see the trends and make course corrections before things get out of hand.