In over a decade of delivering successful M&A Integration services, we’ve worked aggressively to speed up the integration or transition process after a deal closes. Often, this involves taking appropriate shortcuts with traditional project management, requirements gathering and implementation methodologies.
What shortcuts from your personal M&A history have been most helpful?
A few, off the top of my head, for starters:
- Limiting the requirements gathering scope to high risk processes
- Flattening the project team structure to smaller, more highly and broadly skilled teams
- Making the project plan the driving tool for regular status meetings, without supporting word meeting notes