It’s about the journey, not the destination.
AV 9000 Standard Checklist Item Under Test:
Prepare document report, certifying that the product, performance, and practices are in compliance, and noting any exceptions below. Distribute accordingly.
Whether you are commissioning a system as a third party, or as part of the quality assurance team in your company to make sure your client has everything they paid for, the integration process can be more important that the testing itself. It certainly is where profits are made. If the way the systems are being installed are not in harmony with the commissioning (the end game), finishing projects is going to be painful. If, however, the way the systems are being installed is done with the end in mind, the checklists are an afterthought. They just confirm that your great work is…great. Systems integration should be performed while focusing on the client instead of rushing through the process and relying on a series of tests to catch the issues.