Project Management Integrative Functions
As indicated earlier, the issues under scope, quality, time and
cost only really question the status of the project's relatively
static objectives. If the answers are found to be unsatisfactory,
then it will be necessary to examine the means to influence them
within the remaining time left for the project to run.
The next set of questions therefore investigate the supporting
integrative and more dynamic functions of project management, which
consist of the management of risk, human resources, contract/procurement
and information/communication management.
Each of these functions influence the success of the project through
the performance of people. They involve as much art as science,
and, suitably managed can affect the course of the project and consequent
outcome. Unlike scope, quality, time and cost, which deal with project
outputs and deliverables, these four functions impact the activities,
i.e. the work involved in achieving those outputs and deliverables.
Often, these areas of review provide a much more illuminating area