"Executing an integration plan is 99% about people and 1% about the framework. So if you get it right with the people, the integration will go much better." - John Morada
Throughout Gene and John’s years of experience, they know that plans never go perfectly. Always expect the unexpected.
When it is day one:
1. Clearly define where the IMO sits
2. Who the steering committee is
3. Who the workstream leads are
4. Where the leads should go when they have questions
Socialize the framework so people will work to avoid bottlenecks and delays. Manage expectations as to who owns what.