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Building Bridges: The Integration of Acquired Companies Member Content
- by Nancy Kramer, PMP
There are many aspects to the successful integration of acquired companies. This paper suggests considerations and approaches to establishing the stakeholder connections. The optimal situation is for the project manager to be part of the main acquisition integration team; this article focuses on this scenario, with a separate set of suggestions for other scenarios.

Business Consulting Project Life Cycle Member Content
- by Vladislav Krasnov, PMP
The benefits of disciplined project management have been proven by many years of practice in various industries, for different types of projects and team sizes. This article will cover some of the specific challenges facing project managers who run business-consulting projects.

Challenges of Project Management for the Integration of Organizations Into Mergers and Acquisitions Process Member Content
- by Durval Carvalho Avila Jacintho, PMP
This article examines the processes of mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on programs and projects for the integration of the companies. It analyzes the main reasons for success and failure and considers the mistakes to be avoided, within the context of the concepts and processes for managing projects and programs of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)-Fourth Edition, as well as on the basis of reports and experiences of companies that have experienced complex integrations. Project managers are challenged to deal with issues such as cultural influence, strategy, planning of the integration, and especially the management of people, as crucial elements to the success of these projects.