The ERP Organizational Change Journal

Strategic ERP Transformation: Change Management, PMO, and M&A Insights

Episode Overview – Strategic ERP Transformation

In this episode, we explore the vital intersections of PMO, IT governance, and the dynamic world of mergers and acquisitions. This episode is loaded with value for investment firm leaders, strategic planners, and anyone keen on understanding the nuances of driving successful organizational change in a competitive environment. 

You’ll gain insights into the best practices of PMO implementation, the role of IT in transformative mergers, and how to navigate the complexities of corporate change. Whether you’re an executive, a project manager, or a stakeholder in the investment community, this episode is designed to provide you with valuable knowledge to enhance your  approach to strategic ERP Transformation.

Meet the Guest – Strategic ERP Transformation

Jen L. Skrabak, PfMP, PMP, MBA

Jen L. Skrabak, PfMP, PMP, MBA

Vice President NSA SoCal

I have over 18 years of corporate experience as an Executive for F500 companies leading strategic planning, portfolio/program management, organizational change management, and operational excellence. I currently serve as Vice President at NSA SoCal, a leading professional speakers association. I hold the PfMP, PMP, and Prosci certifications, as well as the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award.

As an international keynote speaker, author, and award-winning expert, I share my insights and best practices on how to lead and manage complex digital transformation programs across various industries, such as HealthTech, SaaS, and Cloud/Data/Analytics. I have created, designed, and led five Program Management Offices (PMOs) with teams of 50-500 for large organizations, including a Fortune 5 company, and managed portfolios and programs worth hundreds of millions of dollars. I am passionate about empowering and inspiring project professionals to unleash their superpowers by helping them strategize their portfolio, career, and life.

Meet the Host

Dr. Jack G. Nestell

Dr. Jack G. Nestell

Founding Partner | Nestell & Associates

Dr. Jack G. Nestell is a highly accomplished IT and ERP business advisor, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience in leadership and implementation of ERP systems across various industries. He is the founding partner of Nestell & Associates, a management and strategy firm that specializes in organizational change, readiness, and ERP implementation. Dr. Nestell is also an accomplished academic researcher who has contributed to ERP research. With his practical expertise and academic knowledge, he provides innovative and proven solutions for his clients.

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Key Discussion Points: ERP Change Management

06:30  Segment 1: Strategic ERP Transformation: Strategies for Organizational Change in Growth

  • Jen, considering your deep experience in PMO and strategic planning, what key strategies should investment firms adopt to effectively navigate organizational change?
  • How do you identify and mitigate common strategic planning pitfalls that could impact a firm’s growth potential?
  • A general question, Can you discuss the impact of effective change management on the growth and valuation of investment-centric organizations?
  • Nestell & Associates supports a great deal of mergers and acquisitions, In your approach to PMO setup and strategic planning, what unique considerations come into play for firms with a strong focus on growth through acquisitions and expansions?

21:48  Segment 2: Integrating IT and ERP for Transformational Success

  • From your experience, what are the crucial elements for integrating IT and ERP systems during transformational ventures?
  • How do you balance operational continuity with large-scale digital transformations in rapidly growing or merging entities?
  • In the context of transformational ventures, what role does IT governance play in ensuring successful outcomes?
  • What best practices can you recommend for achieving seamless integration and enhanced value in mergers and acquisitions?

40:15  Segment 3: Optimizing IT and ERP for Enhanced Returns

  • Given your background with top-tier clients, what strategies should growth-oriented firms implement for effective IT and ERP management to enhance returns?
  • How does readiness for IT and ERP transformations impact the success of firms with a significant focus on portfolio expansion?
  • Could you talk about the role of PMO in driving ERP success and risk mitigation in large-scale projects?
  • What advice would you offer for leveraging technology to drive organizational change and maintain a competitive edge in the market?

Harness the Full Power of Your ERP System for Strategic ERP Transformation Success!

At Nestell & Associates, we specialize in Strategic ERP Transformation, guiding you through every step of your journey toward operational excellence and sustained growth. Our expert team is dedicated to unlocking the full potential of your ERP systems, ensuring seamless integration and optimization that drives real business value. Discover how we can transform your ERP challenges into your competitive advantage!

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