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Why Culture Matters in Mergers and Acquisitions

By Bruce Brownlee Why Culture Matters in Mergers and Acquisitions Companies may seem completely compatible at the beginning of the merger or acquisition process.  The legal and financial process moves forward and the merger and acquisition.  However, cultural incompatibility can convert what was an excellent opportunity for growth into a mediocre or dismal result. Regardless of which symptoms of culture-clash reveal themselves, the result is that cultural failure destroys the value [...]

By |2020-09-25T15:23:49-04:00September 25th, 2020|Bruce Brownlee, Culture, General, Merger & Acquisition|Comments Off on Why Culture Matters in Mergers and Acquisitions

Project Management: Building a Project Management Competency

By Dan Divinski with contributions from Will Cooper and Maelyn Wisch Project Management: Building a Project Management Competency Make a difference by building a center of excellence with project management as a competency. As indicated in our last article, "Project Management: Utilizing a Reactive Methodology" a project can be recovered before it is canceled and labeled as a total loss with the proper approach. But how do we increase the probability [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:04:10-04:00September 15th, 2020|Dan Divinski, General, Project Management|Comments Off on Project Management: Building a Project Management Competency

Project Management: Utilizing a Reactive Methodology

By Dan Divinski with contributions from Will Cooper and Maelyn Wisch Project Management: Utilizing a Reactive Methodology When projects begin to fail with a trend of missing the end date, how do you respond? As indicated in last week’s article “Project Management: Utilizing a Proactive Methodology,” the most efficient way to prevent project failure is by starting right from day one.  Implementing a proactive project management (Pro-PM) methodology will build effective [...]

By |2020-09-18T16:58:08-04:00September 10th, 2020|Dan Divinski, General, Project Management|Comments Off on Project Management: Utilizing a Reactive Methodology

Project Management: Utilizing a Proactive Methodology

By Dan Divinski with contributions from Will Cooper and Maelyn Wisch Project Management: Utilizing a Proactive Methodology As pointed out in our first article, “Project Management: Why Projects Fail,” 70% of projects crumble and are not successful due to a lack of stakeholder buy-in. Project managers build stakeholder buy-in through developing a strategic vision, encouraging effective communication, employing a proactive project management (Pro-PM) methodology, and building effective teams. Pro-PM methodology is [...]

By |2020-08-29T17:47:07-04:00August 29th, 2020|Dan Divinski, General, Project Management|Comments Off on Project Management: Utilizing a Proactive Methodology

Project Management: Why Projects Fail

By Dan Divinski 70% of projects fail, but we can do better There Must Be Stakeholder Buy-In From my experience, the main reason projects fail is the lack of stakeholder buy-in. Lack of buy-in happens when there was no assessment conducted to define the problem, and as a result, no actual business case was created. If there is no assessment or business case, there are no defined business benefits to include [...]

By |2020-08-20T23:49:40-04:00August 19th, 2020|Dan Divinski, General, Project Management|Comments Off on Project Management: Why Projects Fail

23 Benefits of Business Acquisition

There are at least twenty three practical reasons for a business to acquire another company. In an acquisition, both businesses begin and remain as separate legal entities, with one of the businesses owning the other after the acquisition closes. (In a merger, only one of the companies survives as a legal entity.) Financial Benefits of Business Acquisition Access to Capital There are three ways that a business acquisition can provide more [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:00:08-04:00August 18th, 2020|Business Intelligence, Data & Analytics, ERP, Glimpse - Day One Ready|Comments Off on 23 Benefits of Business Acquisition

Rapid Response Business Intelligence Team

What is the Rapid Response Business Intelligence Team? The rapid response business intelligence team is a team of two or more members uniquely equipped to deliver actionable business intelligence on a same-day basis in most cases, and next-day in nearly all other cases. Business intelligence (BI) is refined information and insights about both past events and performance as well as forecast (predicted) future outcomes. Data developed includes information about your company, [...]

By |2020-08-20T23:54:40-04:00August 12th, 2020|Business Intelligence, Data & Analytics, Glimpse - Day One Ready, Real-Time Data|Comments Off on Rapid Response Business Intelligence Team

How to Recover from the Covid-19 Economy with Real-Time Data

The Covid-19 Economy and Real-time Data The unprecedented speed of decline in the world economy requires speed of action for your business to survive, and that requires real-time data.  The graphics here show the startling decrease in Civilian Employment and Durable Goods Monthly Sales. Figure 1 – Covid-19 Economy Crash The rapid economic plunge is driving rapid changes in businesses as they fight for survival.  Weekly and monthly reports [...]

By |2020-09-21T14:28:00-04:00August 11th, 2020|Data & Analytics, Glimpse - Day One Ready, Real-Time Data|Comments Off on How to Recover from the Covid-19 Economy with Real-Time Data

What if You Have to Integrate Multiple ERP, CRM, and Billing Systems

Hint: You Don't Have to Wait for a Data Warehouse! What if through mergers, acquisitions, and territorial expansion, your company operating data is now spread out across several ERP, CRM, and billing systems?  How can you combine all the data together into a coherent view of what is going on in finance, marketing, sales, production, warehousing, and distribution? There are three popular approaches, each with its own unique pros [...]

By |2020-08-20T23:57:01-04:00July 21st, 2020|Data & Analytics, ERP, Glimpse - Day One Ready, Merger & Acquisition|Comments Off on What if You Have to Integrate Multiple ERP, CRM, and Billing Systems

The Four Steps to Business Intelligence Dashboard Success

Get Profitable Insights from Your Analytical Dashboards  Business intelligence dashboards make an impressive appearance at presentations.  Their real value results from the insights you gain and the actions you and your team take based on those insights.  There are four key steps you should take to gain the most profitable insights from your investment in the data mining and data visualization that go into your analytical dashboards.  These are steps you [...]

By |2020-08-20T23:46:05-04:00July 18th, 2020|Data & Analytics, ERP, Glimpse - Day One Ready, Merger & Acquisition|Comments Off on The Four Steps to Business Intelligence Dashboard Success
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