Margo Visitacion

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Margo is a vice president and principal analyst serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals. She is a leading expert in software delivery, focusing on the areas of project management, project portfolio management and project management organizations (PMOs), covering both Agile and traditional methodologies. In addition to her work as a Forrester analyst, she speaks frequently at industry events such as Project World and PMI World Congress. For the last three years, Margo has been on the panel of selecting judges for PMO of the Year.

Previous Work Experience

Margo has 25 years of experience in IT, developing and implementing QA, and PMOs. Most recently, she was global industry market manager of the public-sector/aerospace and defense markets for Primavera Systems, a leading provider of project portfolio management tools, where she was responsible for developing an integrated go-to-market strategy for Primavera's suite of products. She was a regular contributor to industry trade magazines such as Contract Manager and spoke at industry conferences such as the Project Management Institute's program management and earned value conferences. Margo was also an assistant vice president at BHC (now FiServ) Securities, where she was responsible for creating project office and quality assurance organizations, which managed the IT portfolio and the implementation and testing of the company's client/server and Internet trading systems. Prior to working for BHC, Margo was manager of quality assurance for ADP-BISG, where she was responsible for developing a new testing methodology for ADP's flagship front-office product, Power Partner, as well as other leading-edge brokerage front-end systems. She also led a testing team that was instrumental in the project rollout of almost 25,000 client desktops. Joining Giga Information Group in 1999 as a senior analyst in the project management and QA markets, prior to Forrester's acquisition of Giga, she rose to the role of research director.

Education

Margo attended Rutgers University in Camden, N.J.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Put Your Best Foot Forward: Key Techniques For Building An Integrated Strategic Plan

    Processes: Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    Companies today are facing disruption from empowered customers and hungry competitors at every turn. The ability to adapt and thrive in this world has raised the stakes higher than ever and the...

    • Downloads: 174
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Increase Business Benefit With Integrated Strategic Planning And Execution

    Business Case: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    Today's vast increase in customer power has put significant pressure on your strategic decision-makers. They must now make strategic investments to address business needs from both an external and an...

    • Downloads: 150
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Venture Capital Inflow To PPM Vendors Indicates Market Growth

    New Investment Means New Opportunities For Companies To Bring Visibility To Planning And Execution

    In 2013 and 2014, three project portfolio management (PPM) vendors, Planview, AtTask, and Changepoint, as well as task management (TM) vendor Wrike announced they were taking on investment from...

    • Downloads: 55
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Agility Is The Key To Strategic Planning And Portfolio Execution In The Age Of The Customer

    Executive Overview: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    In the age of the customer, customer and market demand is driving business and technology innovation, forcing companies to keep one eye on the future while addressing their current needs. This...

    • Downloads: 235
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Next-Generation Strategic Planning Must Be Agile And Outcome-Focused

    Vision: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    The drive to excel in rapidly changing market conditions dictated by an increasingly sophisticated customer base is turning business on its head. Before technology management can become an effective...

    • Downloads: 399
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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Strategic Performance Management Drives Value Attainment

    Performance Management: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    The success of a business technology strategy requires using feedback about execution to adjust strategy, targets, and the execution process itself. Performance feedback addresses three questions:...

    • Downloads: 168
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Connecting Strategy To Execution: The Living BT Investment Road Map

    Road Map: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    Demand for faster delivery means firms must efficiently communicate their prioritized strategic intent and develop a set of investments that gives executives confidence that they will achieve...

    • Downloads: 381
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Connecting The Dots: Building An Integrated Strategy And Execution Plan

    Strategic Plan: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    Today's CIOs and their business partners must look at strategic planning and operational execution as a holistic, integrated process. With the business plan as the physical foundation, firms must...

    • Downloads: 526
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:From Strategy To Execution: Assessing PMO Capabilities In The Age Of The Customer

    Part 1 Of Forrester's Look At Strategic Project Management Offices

    The age of the customer demands that firms completely reassess their project management office (PMO) planning and delivery practices. The traditional focus of PMOs conflicts with the need for speed...

    • Downloads: 388
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Map Your Journey To The Future With Next-Generation Portfolio Management

    Landscape: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    The hectic pace of business change has a corollary for portfolio managers: Knowing where to invest and when to rebalance portfolios is often the difference between seizing opportunities and missing...

    • Downloads: 664
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Next-Generation Portfolio Management: Strategic, Lean, And Delivery-Enabled

    Before IT can transition to business technology (BT) and become an effective partner with the business, the two groups of leaders must completely rethink the way they plan and execute — and...

    • Downloads: 796
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Agile Testing Maturity Assessment Tool

    Use this tool to assess your organization's readiness for, or maturity in, Agile testing.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Consistent Performance In Agile Teams Must Include Testing

    Performance Management: The Agile And Lean Playbook

    Agile disrupts everything that we know about testing, including what practices to use, what skills are needed, how to set up the testing organization, and how to leverage testing tools. Testing is a...

    • Downloads: 873
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Project/Program Portfolio Management, Q4 2012

    How The Top 10 Providers Stack Up In A Newly Divided Market

    Demand for business agility fuels adoption of Agile development techniques that can deliver differentiating business technology (BT) solutions within accelerated time frames. Agile development...

    • Downloads: 1541
    • Comments: 11
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Govern Your Lean And Agile Adoption

    Policy And Procedures: The Agile And Lean Playbook

    While companies are increasingly adopting Agile, for the most part these processes remain limited to the single project level. Agile thought leaders have not provided much clear or detailed guidance...

    • Downloads: 861
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Strategies For Testing Mobile Apps

    This report outlines the benchmarks aspect of Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on mobile development. This report is designed to help you...

    • Downloads: 1256
    • Comments: 1
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Sustain Agile With Formal And Informal Training

    Change Management: The Agile And Lean Playbook

    This report outlines the change management for Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on Agile and Lean. This report is designed to help you...

    • Downloads: 749
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Plan For Continuous Agile And Lean Evolutions

    Business Plan: The Agile And Lean Playbook

    This report outlines the business plan for Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) executives working on Agile and Lean. It is designed to help AD&D execs plan for Agile...

    • Downloads: 944
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:PMOs: Stop Being The Office Of "No"

    What Business And IT Can Learn From Each Other To Work More Effectively

    Project management offices (PMOs) fail far too often: 50% fail within two years, primarily due to a lack of executive support and the PMO's failure to deliver real value. Prevent this outcome by...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Business People Play Critical Roles On Business Technology Project Teams

    Tell Your Partners To Remove The Do Not Disturb Sign And Join The Team

    Despite the fact that organizations initiate most technology projects to meet business goals, project teams find it difficult to engage business stakeholders at the right times and in the r ight...

    • Downloads: 325
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The State Of The PMO In 2011

    Challenges Breed Opportunities

    Forrester Research and the Project Management Institute (PMI) recently hosted a survey regarding the state of the project management office (PMO) in 2011. The survey garnered 693 respondents, and the...

    • Downloads: 1042
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The PMO In An Agile World: Can't We All Just Get Along?

    Much has been written about the benefits of Agile development, and it has been proven that Agile development teams consistently deliver higher-quality applications faster than those that follow...

    • Downloads: 1022
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:It's 3PM; Do You Know Where Your Portfolio Is?

    Today more than ever, organizations must make visible the connection between strategic planning and execution. Creating a balanced portfolio of projects is an appropriate start, but all too often...

    • Downloads: 509
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Are You Ready To Transform Your PMO?

    Tackling Today's Challenges To Prepare For Tomorrow

    As the economy continues to recover, firms are looking at how to prepare for growth while maintaining a lean approach. Because of this, project management offices (PMOs) are continually evolving...

    • Downloads: 1399
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Google Hits The Mark With uTest

    Crowdsourcing Enables Realistic Testing Across Multiple Platforms

    Making sure that a company has optimum test coverage for customer-facing applications in a fast-paced environment can be impossible if you don't plan carefully. When you throw mobile into the mix,...

    • Downloads: 370