All in Mergers & Acquisitions
I read the news report Merger of US earth sciences agencies proposed by AP Science Writer Randolph E. Schmid with mixed feelings. The report describes a serious proposal to combine two US government agencies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
As a continuation of our Conversation about Project Management and Social Media, Lee White in his recent post Project Community states the following:
The point here is not that Social Media, as discussed in earlier posts, directly drives efficiencies, but that it can create a community of project stakeholders that are passionate about the successful completion of a project.
Michael Auzenne’s comment on my post Incorporating Social Networking Systems with Mergers & Acquisition Planning struck a chord:
In 2003 I published an article titled Mergers & Acquisitions: What Executives Should Know about I.T. It was based on management experiences I had on a multi-year post-merger project that consolidated the data and software of two large public energy utilities.