Maintaining product innovation pipelines after mergers and acquisitions - Project Portfolio Management

Maintaining momentum in the Product Development pipeline after mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

How to align portfolios, projects and processes when all that you have in common is difference.


When we consider the many changes mergers and acquisitions (M&A) impose on those involved, there’s a tendency from both ‘sides’ to focus first on apparent differences between ‘us’ and ‘them’.  The idiom “it’s like comparing apples to oranges” is an oft heard vocalization of the seemingly ‘incommensurable challenges’ that prevent the creation of a shared sense of purpose.

As managers however, we have a practical responsibility to quickly overcome any differences between entities in order to achieve the main goal: Maintaining momentum in the newly enlarged opportunities pipeline.


Example report project portfolio management white paper project harmonization after mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

In this outcome-focused white paper, we illustrate the steps required to align, harmonize and compare projects on equal terms within a merged (post-M&A) Project Portfolio.  Most importantly, the paper identifies up on what you can do, at a practical level, when it becomes your job to unify the differing process methodologies of two (or more) management regimens.


Key themes

  • Dealing with the ‘us’ and ‘them’ challenge.

  • The impact of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) on legacy projects.

  • Making unity of purpose your goal.

  • Bringing commonality to the incomparable.

  • Starting your alignment process.

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