**Integration planning** is the
integration
task during which the other
integration tasks are planned.

The objectives of integration planning are to document the endeavor’s plans for integrating the:

- Components of an application or business enterprise.
- Elements of a component or framework.

Integration planning can typically begin when the following preconditions hold:

- The initiation phase has begun.
- The
integration team has been adequately:
- Staffed.
- Trained in integration planning.

Integration planning is typically complete when the following postconditions hold:

- The
integration plan has been:
- Completed by the integration team.
- Passed evaluation by the integration inspection team
- Been accepted by the customer representative.

Integration planning typically involves the integration team performing the following steps in an iterative, incremental, parallel, and time-boxed manner:

- Locate, obtain, and read the appropriate conventions:
- Content and Format Standard.
- Inspection Checklist.
- Documentation Template.

- Use the template to create a blank specification or document.
- Fill in the front matter.
- Fill in the introduction section.
- Fill in the integration activity overview section by
documenting its:
- Definition
- Objectives
- Preconditions

- Determine and document the responsibilities of the
associated teams and roles.
- Integration Team
- Integration Inspection Team

- Determine and document the integration tasks to be
performed:
- Component Integration
- Configuration
- Installation
- Integration Reporting

- Determine and document the integration environments and tools.
- Determine and document the integration order (e.g., in terms of major components and techniques)
- Complete the appendices.
- Perform informal integration-team internal peer-level inspection.

Integration planning can typically be performed using the following techniques:

- Content and Format Standards
- Templates

Integration planning results in the production of the following work products:

- Reuse information from the integration part of the process description document.