10 project management fundamentals for M&A success

If any business activity ever cried out for project management skills, it is an initiative spawned by a merger or acquisition. Here are 10 steps successfully applying project management fundamentals to business integration projects.
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Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the world's leading champion of Project Management and Strategy Implementation. He is the creator of concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose featured by Harvard Business Review, as well as the Project Manifesto; which argues that projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.

Antonio has been recently nominated Thinker of the Month by the prestigious Thinkers50.com, who identifies the most influential management thinkers in the world, including Michael Porter, Clayton Christensen, Rita McGrath.

A much in-demand speaker at events worldwide, Antonio has presented at more than 160 conferences around the world over the past 15 years, regularly evaluated as the best speaker. European Business Summit, Strategy Leaders Forum, Gartner Summit, TEDx, and EU Cohesion Policy Conference with EU President Donald Tusk; are some of the events he has delivered inspirational speeches.

Author of the best-selling book The Focused Organization, Antonio has been a visiting professor for the past decade in leading business schools, including Duke CE, Instituto de Empresa, Solvay Business School, Vlerick, and Skolkovo.

Antonio is Director of the Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines and past Chairman of the Project Management Institute.

Previously he worked as Head of Project Portfolio Management at BNP Paribas Fortis for the Executive Board. Prior he was head of Post-Merger Integration at Fortis Bank, leading the largest takeover in financial service history: the acquisition of ABN AMRO. He also worked for ten years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, becoming the global lead practitioner for project management.

Born in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States, Antonio is an Economists; has an MBA from London Business School; and Insead's International Director Program. He is fluent in five languages.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.