How would you approach the integration project team set up when in the first year the integration should only be partial (some processes) and only afterwards start with a full integration. Would you make 2 separate projects with 2 separate teams out of it?
Thanks for your input.
I have a hard time understanding why it makes strategic sense to move that slowly. However, if the steps are small and slow, I would likely not focus on making it 2 separate teams out of it. Assuming the work in year one can be completed in year one, have the team that completes the year one work roll over into the full integration in year two under the guidance of a steering committee or oversight group as appropriate. Supplement the existing team with the additional resources required for the full integration giving you both continuity from year one to year two activities and the necessary resources to execute the work.
I would have 1 project and 1 team. Even if the integration is slow, I think the continuity would be beneficial. Not to say that handoffs couldn’t be made, team members replaced/added, etc., but having a single project that continues would be my preference.