Agenda of Presentation

  • Integration Planning Lessons Learned
  • Timing
  • Commissioning of Projects in Advance of Close
  • Deliverables
  • Governance
  • Team Structure
  • Project/Resource Prioritization 

Integration Planning Lessons Learned

Organize cross-functionally

  • Teams typically need to be reorganized around emerging cross-functional, process-based initiatives (projects) and often extended to include all functions that impact a particular area
  • Align sponsorship of teams with the emerging organization wherever possible

Manage to milestones supported by detail

  • Don’t waste time trying to manage a globally integrated, comprehensive MS Project™ plan
  • Use disciplined project management tools (e.g. Microsoft Project™) at the major initiative level or integration project level
  • Centrally manage across teams to milestones and key measures

Understand/Validate dependencies

  • Facilitate joint team meetings to identify and address dependencies
  • Ensure tight coordination between transitions and customer support organizations
  • Clearly identify ultimate owners as the organization evolves

Allow for Flexibility

  • Teams will need to have varying levels of project management discipline depending on the nature of the integration projects in their areas...


Slide titles:

Agenda Integration Planning Process Presentation

Detailed Planning Process Lessons Learned

Detailed Planning – Overall Timing

Commissioning Projects in Advance of Close

IMO - Detailed Planning Deliverables

Planning Teams - Detailed Planning Deliverables

Governance – Role of the IMO

Team Structure Evolution Discussion

Project/Resource Prioritization