Can agile methodology that have been adopted traditionally in software development and lean annunciating help optimize M&A process. Agile software development in essence is built on continues improvement and delivering value. Built and developed by Kison Patel agile M&A focus on the following:
• defining the deal value
• prioritizing the backlog
• enabling collaboration
• collecting meaningful analytics
• responding to change
• continuously improving
• creating a smooth workflow
personally I haven’t had used this approach, does any have an experience with it ?
I think it’s possible – agile methodology as an iterative and incremental approach may help to shorten the M&A process, say by speeding up the due diligence and red flags to deep-dive into based on fast-evolving business information (adapt to change faster).
There are already courses in Agile for HR, Marketing functions, perhaps one of the Agile/Scrum organizations may launch an Agile for M&A too? Or IMAA for that matter.