The Art of M&A Program Management

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The Art of M&A Program Management is designed to provide a hands-on, tactical curriculum for Integration Program and Project Managers who are tasked with delivering financial and operational program results in the challenging environments of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures. This seminar aligns with the Project Management Institute’s Program and Project Management approaches to complex program management.

Topics will include:

  • M&A Life Cycle: The M&A Life Cycle and responsibilities of the Integration Manager within each phase of the end-to-end M&A process
  • Governance & Resourcing: Comprehensive M&A governance and resourcing models to ensure adequate oversight and staffing of the program
  • Budgeting and Financial Management: Integration budget models and synergy tracking and reporting techniques to ensure financial responsibility throughout the program
  • Smart Tools and Technology Solutions: An overview of
  • the modern tools and technologies available to maximize efficiency and provide visibility to executives as the Integration Manager and Integration teams collaborate, coordinate, track progress and report results
  • Diligence and Integration Management: The technical nuts and bolts of managing the integration program from Due Diligence through “integration complete” including a blueprint for success and the tools and techniques needed by real practitioners
  • Risk and Opportunity Management: A methodology for identifying and managing the risks and opportunities inherent in the deal
  • Critical Success Factors and Key Performance Metrics: Techniques for clarifying the “critical few” factors that will define integration success and the key metrics that must be monitored to achieve these goals
  • Quality Assurance, Closeout and Continuous Improvement: An effective cycle of quality to ensure that the right people are doing the right things throughout the program, that the program is closed out effectively and that lessons learned are captured and applied to the process for continuous improvement

Who should attend:

  • Integration directors and managers responsible for overall integration process success (including relevant roles during due diligence as members of the Diligence Management Office)
  • Integration program and project managers responsible for enterprise or functional / business unit integration planning and execution across the M&A Life Cycle
  • Workstream leaders and dedicated workstream project / program managers responsible for integration planning and execution of their specific workstream across the M&A Life Cycle
  • Other key executives (Corporate Development, M&A, HR, IT) tasked with building a more robust and repeatable M&A capability in their respective organizations

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