The Role of the PMO in M&A Transitions

The Role of the PMO in M&A Transitions

In a previous post, I outlined key considerations merging companies should consider when preparing for a successful Day 1. One of the most important aspects of readiness planning is establishing a Project Management Office (PMO).  All teams contributing to the transition should report to the PMO. In this post, I’ll discuss the PMO’s role in Day 1 readiness.…

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Got Change? Meet Me Where I’m At

Got Change? Meet Me Where I’m At

I recently read an article about the change that credit unions are forging to better meet their customers’ expectations. It had a great line that said, “If you want to reach consumers, you have to go where the consumers are.” That is why in 2016, when 78 percent of Americans had a social media presence, Zeal Credit Union in Livonia, Mich., decided to place its focus on...

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Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions for Salesforce Admins (Part 1 of 2)

Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions for Salesforce Admins (Part 1 of 2)

Google Chrome extensions provide powerful enhancements embedded directly into your Google Chrome browser. These extensions can be installed to your browser for free and with a click of a button. If you are a Salesforce Admin the following Chrome extensions are my must-have picks for quick navigation and enhanced functionality across the platform, which will allow you to spend less time...

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Why Your IT May Be Eroding Business Value (and What to Do About It)

Why Your IT May Be Eroding Business Value (and What to Do About It)

Matt Sondag, managing director with West Monroe, joins David Mariano, director and head of Western Reserve Partners’ Buy-Side advisory practice, on a podcast to discuss how information technology and systems help drive business value, how they might hurt business value, and what steps to take to stay current. Key questions in this podcast episode include: What is the importance of technology...

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What is Rapid Prototyping?

What is Rapid Prototyping?

If a picture tells a thousand words, then an interactive prototype tells 10 thousand…which is coincidentally the length of your detailed business requirements documentation. The Challenge Technology ecosystems are continuously becoming more complex. Software is aging and needing to be replaced or re-designed to meet changing user expectations. While our screens sizes have shrunk for many...

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Numbers don’t lie. Liars use numbers.

Numbers don’t lie. Liars use numbers.

Numbers don’t lie. Liars use numbers. I had a professor tell me this once and it has stuck with me ever since. At first glance, it means people intentionally use numbers to misinform other people. In my opinion, I think he was implying that people have a tendency to misuse numbers unintentionally.…

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Bringing (West Monroe) Solutions to the World

Bringing (West Monroe) Solutions to the World

The Program West Monroe launched the Fischer Global Service Fellowship Program in 2013, aimed at supporting meaningful causes with a global impact while providing West Monroe employees with priceless experiences and learnings that they can apply upon their return to better-serve themselves, their communities, and their clients. Following the submission and acceptance of a proposal detailing...

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Personalized Marketing and its Impact on Customer Experience

Personalized Marketing and its Impact on Customer Experience

We’ve all been there: inboxes flooded with irrelevant offers for products and services that make you ask yourself, “Why am I receiving these offers?” Maybe you subscribed to an email newsletter months ago and no longer find it useful or maybe you purchased a gift for someone over the holidays and now receive every new “special offer” or “exclusive deal” that they launch.…

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Can the Trump Administration Slow Momentum on Climate Change Action?

Can the Trump Administration Slow Momentum on Climate Change Action?

Prior to the 2016 election season, Donald Trump famously tweeted that climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese to gain economic advantage over the US. During the campaign, he promised to undo many of former President Obama’s initiatives like EPA’s Clean Power Plan rule and that he would withdraw the US from the United Nations COP21 Paris Agreement, in which 177 countries pledged to act...

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Highlights From NRF 2017: Evaluate Your Retail Investments Carefully

Highlights From NRF 2017: Evaluate Your Retail Investments Carefully

Attending NRF’s Big Show 2017 provided me with the opportunity to see how retailers, specifically their operations, are evolving.  We are in the midst of a technology revolution!  NRF offered everything from robots enhancing the customer experience to wearable technology improving the effectiveness of in-store teams.  The pace of change in how retailers go to market (omni-channel retailing...

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DTECH 2017: Field Area Network Deployment and AMI Metering in a Dense Urban Environment

DTECH 2017: Field Area Network Deployment and AMI Metering in a Dense Urban Environment

Next week, at DistribuTECH 2017, I’ll be presenting during a session about lessons learned when deploying a 900MHz wireless mesh field area network in the dense urban environment of Chicago’s city center. In late 2011, the Illinois General Assembly enacted the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA), setting in motion a $2.6 billion investment by ComEd to strengthen and modernize the...

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