AbyssPM March 2013 Newsletter


It has been a while since our last newsletter and we wanted to catch all of you up on what has been going on. If any of you want to log on to our new website in order to download articles, older newletters, or view videos, you are already registered as a user. You just need to go to the site AbyssPM.com, hover over the “Login” button, select the “Recover your password” button and follow the password recovery procedure to get your password.


AbyssPM launch of new website

We built our first web site several years ago. Time and technology have passed and it was time to upgrade to the latest web technology for a variety of purposes. Our website now has more current look and feel, is based on the latest Wordpress technology, is SSL enabled for security purposes, has enhanced user registration and down load capabilities, etc.

We have added video capability to the site and you can view our first video snipit dedicated to risk management in the merger and acquisition environment.

Anyone who wishes to view the video, download informative aritcles, view past newsletters or receive future newsletters, need only register on the site.

We hope you find the site useful and informative. We welcome your comments and feedback.

Kind Regards,

Dave Berry and Luciano Mascari



New Video AbyssPM Managing Threats and Opportunities in M&A

AbyssPM has produced a short video (about 12 minutes) providing an overview of risk management in the merger and acquisition environment. We hope you enjoy the video and find it informative and thought provoking. If you have any questions or desire any further information please free to contact us. You can view the video at:

Managing Threats and Opportunities in M&A



New Integrated Schedule and Cost Management Workshop

An integrated course in schedule and cost management, utilizing a combination of lecture and workshops providing an understanding of:

  • Fundamentals & Terminology
  • Methods & Processes
  • Estimation (Activities, duration, cost, etc.)
  • Scheduling (Activities, dependencies, planning)
  • Financial metrics and baselines
  • Schedule & Cost Monitoring & Control
  • Analysis & Reporting (including Earned Value)

For students who have their PMI certification (s) they will earn 24 PDUs towards recertification

You can get more details about this workshop at:

Integrated Schedule and Cost Management Workshop




AbyssPM Affiliations

M&A Integration Consulting Alliance

AbyssPM is in alliance with two other consulting firms to provide a broader geographic reach (Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington DC) and a wider range of consulting capabilities to include: M&A integration planning and execution, Management of Change, HR Integration, Facilities Planning, IT Strategy and Integration, Cloud Computing Architectures, Business Process Optimization, Operational Due Diligence, and Integration Management Offices.

Workshop Affiliation

Through our affiliation with Managing Projects Across BordersSM we provide a comprehensive series of workshops in managing international projects and in international negotiations.



AbyssPM - eKnow Inc. Consulting Partnership

AbyssPM has a consulting relationship with eknow Inc., the Arlington, Virginia-based developer of eknow Integrator, the first and most mature, easy-to-use web-based tool for M&A, restructuring, and transformation initiatives. eknow Integrator has been continuously developed with customer and industry input since 1999.

eknow is building a stellar network of consulting organizations that are available to help clients that need strategy assistance, playbook development, project management, PMO readiness assessment, training and more.

You can see more about this at the eKnow website at:




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