Margo   Visitacion

Margo Visitacion

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Margo is a vice president and principal analyst helping enterprise architecture professionals shift their focus from technology standardization and cost reduction to customer-driven technology capabilities. Her research focus is on scaling Agile to the enterprise; strategic portfolio management as a means to propel business strategy; and program management offices and techniques to enable fast, connected businesses. Margo also covers collaborative work management.

Margo speaks frequently at industry events such as Institute For International Research (IIR) Project World and Project Management Institute (PMI) World Congress. Margo has been on the selection panel for PMI's PMO of the Year since 2010.

Previous Work Experience

Margo has over 25 years of experience in IT, developing and implementing QA, and in 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 PMI'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.

Margo Visitacion

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Margo is a vice president and principal analyst helping enterprise architecture professionals shift their focus from technology standardization and cost reduction to customer-driven technology capabilities. Her research focus is on scaling Agile to the enterprise; strategic portfolio management as a means to propel business strategy; and program management offices and techniques to enable fast, connected businesses. Margo also covers collaborative work management.

Margo speaks frequently at industry events such as Institute For International Research (IIR) Project World and Project Management Institute (PMI) World Congress. Margo has been on the selection panel for PMI's PMO of the Year since 2010.

Previous Work Experience

Margo has over 25 years of experience in IT, developing and implementing QA, and in 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 PMI'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.

Margo Visitacion's Research

Most RecentMost Popular
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Assess Your Strategic Portfolio Management Maturity

    Assessment: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

    August 16, 2018Margo Visitacion

    Strategic portfolio management (SPM) practices enable an organization to select and execute on the investments necessary to embrace a customer-obsessed operating model. This report and assessment tool allow enterprise architects to look at their company's maturity in adopting the portfolio management practices that will further their journey toward customer obsession. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Portfolio Ecosystems Continue To Evolve

    Landscape: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

    July 16, 2018Margo Visitacion

    The increasing role of digital transformation in outstanding customer experiences forces firms to take a strategic approach to portfolio management. Delivering in fast-paced business environments affects funding approaches, shortens planning cycles, and requires real-time feedback to adapt to change. This report examines what CIOs, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals, and portfolio management office (PMO) leaders must do to transform their organizations from doing Agile to being Agile. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices For Tackling New Dev Challenges With Requirements Management

    July 13, 2018Margo Visitacion, Bill Seguin

    To meet the challenges of modern delivery, application development and delivery (AD&D) pros must support faster delivery cycles with the challenge of managing quality and technical debt. Agile dictates interactions over process and working software over documentation, but managing risk and delivering great customer experience, especially in regulated industries, requires transparency and traceability delivered in an Agile context. This report examines the best practices for selecting the right requirements management (RM) solutions that promote speed and traceability.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Strategic Portfolio Management Is Agile

    Vision: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

    July 12, 2018Margo Visitacion

    Agility is a prerequisite for firms to continuously execute on their digital strategy. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals and portfolio managers must support their business partners to build fast-paced, integrated, and continuous planning and delivery cycles. Agile portfolio management has now become part of the mainstream. Forrester reviews and revises this report periodically for continued relevance and accuracy; we are updating it now to reflect our latest thinking on strategic portfolio management.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Strategic Portfolio Management Drives Customer-Obsessed Company Success

    Executive Overview: The Strategic Portfolio Management Playbook

    July 11, 2018Margo Visitacion

    Customer-obsessed companies need a portfolio-centered approach to both strategic planning and product delivery. Planning disciplines have transitioned from annual to continuous; organizational structures have changed to maximize throughput; and feedback is data-driven and action-oriented. Forrester's strategic portfolio management playbook shows enterprise architecture (EA) and project management office (PMO) leaders the planning techniques, skills, and technologies that deliver the benefits of a strategic portfolio management framework. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We revised this edition to include Forrester's latest research on strategic portfolio management.

View all of Margo Visitacion's Research

Clients Who Work With Margo Visitacion Also Work With:

View all related analysts