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The 3 Necessary Behaviors of an IMO

In this M&A Science Academy course, learn the three necessary behaviors of an IMO from Agile expert, Liz Lockhart.

What you’ll learn

  • Three pillars of empiricism, applied to an IMO
  • How lack of transparency can make integration difficult
  • Utilizing well-planned inspections to drive integration
  • Using empathy to drive adaptation

Course content

The Impact of Transparency on Integration

Performing Inspections

Learning to Adapt

Using Transparency to Build Trust

How Proper Inspections Lead to Integration

Parting Advice to M&A Practitioners

Who is this course for

This course is for anyone looking to apply Agile practices to their integration function. Liz will share the strategic behaviors that her team assess each and every day as they lead IMOs.


Liz Lockhart
Sr. Director, PMO, Training and Business Applications

Agile Leader | Adjunct Instructor | USC EdD Doctoral Student


Upon completion, members will receive a "The 3 Necessary  Behaviors of an IMO" course badge.

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What is the M&A Science Academy?

The M&A Science Academy is an online-platform where you can access courses taught by M&A professionals. The courses cover a wide variety of M&A topics such as integration, divestitures, due diligence, management styles, and more.

The M&A Science Academy includes courses from M&A experts who are eager to share their stories, failures, and successes.

Our goal is to provide users with knowledge from industry practitioners that can be applied to their own practices.

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A subscription includes access to all M&A Science courses, downloadable PDFs, webinars, and more. New content and courses will be added regularly.

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The M&A Science Academy courses were created to cover a range of  topics based upon common M&A challenges. We are going to be adding new content regularly so feel free to explore new areas!

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Russ Hartz
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Dan Menge
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