PMO Executive Offers a Framework to Assist Management with Execution During Mergers and Acquisitions

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Leslie O. Magsalay aims to change execution and planning associated with mergers and acquisitions in her book, “The PMO Playbook: Driving Mergers & Acquisition, a Practical Framework to Mergers & Acquisitions Strategies and Outcomes.”

“Whether you are currently an executive, a program manager, or are thinking about a career in program management, this book has the practical framework you need for M&A efforts.”

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In her book, “The PMO Playbook: Driving Mergers & Acquisition, A Practical Framework to Mergers & Acquisitions Strategies and Outcomes” (ISBN 1466266368), Leslie O. Magsalay uses her expertise in portfolio execution, operations excellence and M&A integration to explain to her readers the strategies for managing transition and when to start integrating products, people, and process.

This book provides a high level framework for program managers to gain the understanding, keep the teams focused, and to drive the M&A efforts. This book provides checklists, questions and industry data as a reminder of what needs to be considered. Magsalay has combined the information for program managers, individual contributors, executives and customers into a single package that applies directly to everyone.

The key to this book is the no-nonsense approach advises the reader on why technologies are converging, when to start integration and key activities for a core PMO organization. Success scenarios are based on Magsalay’s personal experience as a Program Management Office (PMO) executive having managed more than 50+ M&As. This book will be used in The PMO Practice’s seminar and workshop “The PMO Playbook: Driving Mergers & Acquisitions” in 2012.

Magsalay discusses topics and offers techniques for succeeding and overcoming the common barriers to a successful merger exit. Subjects range from identifying when a company should “build” vs. “acquire” product, to executive decisions on key questions to consider during a merger and acquisition. Magsalay provides ample opportunity for readers to grasp the concepts and equips them with tools that give clear and concise information to help execute effectively against the M&A program plan.

“Whether you are currently an executive, a program manager, or are thinking about a career in program management, this book has the practical framework you need for M&A efforts. PMO leadership requires a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them,” Magsalay says. “To ensure all cross-functional cylinders are firing and the company will close the deal, it takes a lot of effort from a senior program manager to keep the teams focused during merger and acquisitions efforts.”

“The PMO Playbook: Driving Mergers & Acquisitions, A Practical Framework to Mergers & Acquisitions Strategies and Outcomes” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.

About the Author:
Leslie O. Magsalay is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of The PMO Practice, a management consulting firm. The company provides executive advise, leads program execution and models operational excellence so companies can act more efficiently and effectively in scaling operations. She graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science in electronic business management from Notre Dame de Namur University. She has also received lifetime achievement awards for her work in portfolio execution and operations excellence.

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