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(CSC-2329) Non-Technical Aspects of Data Integration

Primary Author: Anton W. van der Steege, CCP
Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Research
Venue: 2016 AACE International Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada

Abstract: Improved data integration is expected to provide more integrated information systems, also with respect to project controls. However, only rolling out updated tools is not adequate to address the associated challenges of system integration. The human factor, as well as work processes, need to be addressed in tandem with updated software. This paper focuses on some practical key work process requirements for data integration and an attempt to convince the industry to question traditional contracting models to enable proactive collaboration. The purpose of this is to seek alignment and develop more efficient as well as collaborative work processes. Furthermore, to support system integration, not only across different disciplines, but also across partnering companies and subcontractors, global industry specific policies are needed to support standard data structuring and sharing.