Blog no. 3: benefits of a clear target operating model and programme management office


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This is part of a 4 Blog series about Post-Acquisition Integration Tasks, and my experience working in public sector, finance and technology as a Project Manager, Programme Manager running a PMO and overall assisting in merging organizations.

Post-acquisition integration can be complex and challenging, but it can also bring significant benefits to the organizations involved. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of having a clear Target Operating Model (TOM) and a Programme Management Office (PMO) to manage and control delivery, coordinate and communicate across the businesses, and assist in the cultural change elements.

1. Clear Blueprint: A clear TOM provides a blueprint for how the new organization will operate to achieve its strategic goals. It helps ensure that everyone in the organization is aligned and working towards the same objectives. This can help streamline processes, eliminate redundancies, and improve efficiency and effectiveness.

2. Improved Communication: A PMO can help improve communication across the organization by providing a central point of contact for stakeholders. This can help ensure that everyone is aware of the progress of the integration process and any potential issues that may arise. It can also help manage expectations and ensure that all stakeholders are aligned with the overall goals of the integration process.

3. Better Risk Management: A clear TOM and a PMO can also help with risk management. By identifying potential risks and developing strategies to mitigate them, the organization can reduce the likelihood of negative impacts on the integration process. This can help ensure that the integration process stays on track and is completed successfully.

4. Cultural Integration: A clear TOM and a PMO can also assist in cultural integration. By defining the vision, mission, and values of the new organization and communicating these to all stakeholders, the organization can foster a culture of collaboration and teamwork. This can help ensure that employees are engaged and committed to the new organization.

5. Improved Performance: A clear TOM and a PMO can also help improve the overall performance of the new organization. By streamlining processes, improving communication, and managing risk effectively, the organization can improve efficiency and effectiveness. This can help the organization achieve its strategic goals and improve its competitiveness.

In conclusion, a clear TOM and a PMO can bring significant benefits to the post-acquisition integration process. It can help provide a clear blueprint for how the new organization will operate, improve communication, manage risk

Adapt Consulting Company

We support businesses with people, process and technology change. Either small (eg SME start-ups) or large (eg privatisation of public-sector organisations).

We do this as Consultant/Project Manager sometimes setting-up an in-house Project Management Office (PMO) and Change Team. We also Mentor for programmes like the UK IoD BeTheBusiness.

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