The project team leveraged the expertise of both NZDF and Babcock personnel through a joint forum known as the Joint Management Board. This forum assisted the project team with the development of the new solutions and contract artefacts based on past experience under the previous agreement. The Project Leads also routinely met with senior stakeholders of both organisations to provide progress updates and an overview of matters in hand. This joint forum provided invaluable guidance and direction to the project team. It was also integral to ensuring that there was cohesion across both parties.