Major Oak Presents IT Acquisition Strategy Project for Global Project Management Institute Webinar

Major Oak’s CIO Advisory senior consultant presented “Organizational Merger: IT Planning and Strategy Case Study” for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Utility Community of Practice. The webinar presentation was attended by 150+ project management professionals from all over the world.

Our client was a publicly held regional water system that was in the process of closing the acquisition of a water utility in a neighboring state being divested from a large utility holding company. Upon the completion of the acquisition, the resulting entity became the largest US based publicly traded utility company in the Northeast. As part of the overall integration effort, it was necessary to develop a strategy to ensure IT operations were in place the day the transaction closed, as well as a longer term IT strategy for the combined organization.

Major Oak’s senior level consultants, including an ex-CIO and one of the firm’s principals, provided a structured and clear process to help the client understand the overall IT integration strategy, as well as the associated impact and risks of the acquisition. Our client said our involvement “brought a sense of calm confidence” to a pressured situation, with deliverables that were “thorough and easy to follow.” Our client executed the delivered IT integration strategy successfully and had a seamless transition with no disruptions in service to their customers or internal users.