Integration

Challenge
Integration means ‘bringing together’. It is fundamental for every project or programme to amalgamate the various components to secure a successful outcome.

However, we often encounter projects and programmes where the need for integration has been ignored, the complexity of the work has not been appreciated or it has been assumed that the supply chain would automatically take care of it.

Approach
In these situations, Nichols are called upon to rapidly stabilise the situation and restore confidence among stakeholders. We use our experience and expertise to gain control of the integration process and re-define the course to a successful outcome.

Unifying project elements
for a successful outcome

We establish a small, high calibre team as quickly as possible. Its members have the requisite competence, experience and confidence to bolster the client team. Our unique approach is to use the additional energy and confidence of our experts to introduce a different and fresh dynamic. It encourages collaboration and a renewed sense of urgency to re-prioritise actions for both the contractors and the client team.

We swiftly assimilate what needs to be done and map out the minimum requirements to achieve work by impending deadlines. The client team and organisational processes are essential in effective integration, we ensure the team are on board and the processes are in place to facilitate successful integration. We often employ a ‘war room’ approach providing focus and to encouraging engagement and teamwork throughout the project lifecycle.

Benefits
The client quickly regains control of the undertaking and establishes an innovative and comprehensive integration process. Utilising our strategic systems planning and baselining expertise, we ensure that all the essential integration elements are managed effectively, providing the client with confidence and assurance. Our approach to integration provides clarity and purpose to every element of the project or programme, ensures they work effectively together and secures a successful outcome for the client.

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