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    PMI Southwest: Planning Acquisition and Divestment Projects for Success – A Project Management Executive’s Perspective

    November 15, 2017
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Schlumberger - Sugar Land Campus
    210 Schlumberger Drive
    Sugar Land, TX 77478

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    PMI Southwest Meeting Venue:  Planning Acquisition and Divestment Projects for Success – A Project Management Executive’s Perspective


    Akinlolu (Akin) Oni
    Eftex Energy, USA
    Akinlolu (Akin) Oni, MBA, PMP, CPTM, CCP
    Akin Oni is the Principal and Chief Development Officer at Eftex Energy, USA - a firm of world class experts specializing in Transaction Projects, Engineering Solutions, Project Management Services, Expert Consulting and, Engineering and Project Management Training; in the Oil, Gas, Mining, Refining, Power and Infrastructure industries.

    Akin holds a First Class Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering, an executive MBA in Project Management and various credentials, including the PMP. Prior to his current role, he has held senior project and program leadership roles, with asset-intensive businesses, accountable for functional and delivery Project Management globally.

    As an Engineering Project Management Professional, he enjoys helping business and project leadership teams bring strategies to live, in a manner that culminates in value creation and measurable growth.

    When he is away from his desk, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, photography, volunteering, writing, health and fitness, and all things soccer!

    Topic Description:  Planning Acquisition and Divestment Projects for Success – A Project Management Executive’s Perspective

    Recent events in the Oil, Gas and Mining industries have significantly affected the way the world views transactions, including the definition of a successful deal.

    Previously, the definitions were limited to the target asset’s strategic fit and the deal price, with minimal appreciation for the integration and/or separation activities and the need to fully define post transaction activities optimizer.

    This presentation assesses an evolving understanding of transactions project success over the past 30 years and discusses criteria for success, critical success factors and key learnings during the pre-development stages of a major or mega acquisition or divestment project. The presentation concludes with a position on the recipe for transactions project success, irrespective of the cultural environment, and its implications for the Project Management Professionals who work, or intend to work, in this space.

    This is an important topic because of the high volumes of inorganic growth across industries today, and projects are an increasingly common platform for catalyzing this. The success of individual transaction projects, therefore, impacts the wider organization in several dimensions and makes the concept of transactions project success very significant. The topic is also important because it lends itself to the undeniable fact that project management is every business’ strategy enabler.

    Keywords: transactions; acquisition; divestment; growth; project management; critical success factors; project life cycle; pre-development assessment stages; project success

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