Integration Management Office (IMO)

Free M&A Integration Management Office (IMO) Presentations, Articles, and Tools

The Integration Management Office (IMO) is a temporary project management office that coordinates, balances, and prioritizes the efforts of the various integration teams (Finance, HR, IT, Sales, Manufacturing, etc.) and helps them apply integration best practices, utilize standardized tools, create plans, and track progress.

The IMO is led by an Integration Manager who is typically employed by the Acquirer. An Integration Manager is more likely to succeed if he/she has credibility with the executive team, strong project management expertise, and high touch skills in the areas of persuasion, empathy, negotiation, and diplomacy.

The extended IMO is comprised of teams that are tasked with developing and executing the plans to integrate their areas of the organization. Each of these teams is led by a subject matter expert for their functional discipline. Cross-functional work streams in areas such as Change Management, Culture, Communications, and Go-To-Market, may also be part of the extended IMO.

The documents in this section of the web site will to help you onboard, educate, mobilize, and lead your integration teams.

IMO Meetings

IMO Guidance