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Integration; the Missing Link. Organising for effective system and software integration.

White Paper Published By: SQC
SQC
Published:  Oct 14, 2010
Type:  White Paper
Length:  10 pages

This paper discuses an endemic issue with major IT projects; the lack of a disciplined approach to Integration. Its premise is that many projects experience major problems because of long delays integrating the components into a working solution. This is a recurring theme; one that leads to vast schedule and cost overruns and complete project failures. These problems are an inevitable consequence of the way projects are approached. In particular they are inevitable consequence of the lack of disciplined approach to achieving early integration; the lack of a discipline of Integration itself. Changes to the way programmes tackle these issues are needed to address this. There is a need to establish and apply a discipline of Integration if continual failure is to be avoided. This paper, the first in a series, outlines the issues and an approach to tackling these issues.



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software delivery, software management, integration, software integration testing, system integration