Bradley D. Soto
Great question! To ensure that the current business goals are met while also integrating a new company, it is critical that there be a strong Integration Management Leader with a team of highly skilled Project Managers to support the line leaders who would be members of the project team. A strong PM discipline & approach will ensure that the business leaders involved can spend their time on the most critical integration activities/work that would allow them to balance the day-to-day with the integration duties. Without that vital PM support structure, that includes establishing clear roles/responsibilities/timelines, business, as usual, will be at risk.