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:Assess Your Readiness For Integrated Strategic Planning And Execution

    Assessment: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    The age of the customer is redefining how companies are viewing, developing, and executing on their strategies. The essential practices for strategic planning and portfolio execution remain the same;...

    • Downloads: 53
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Strategic Planning Solutions Emerge As Critical Tools In Corporate Toolboxes

    Tools And Technology: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    Designing and executing on customer-focused strategy requires firms to shift from annual, budget-based planning to continuous, value-based planning. The demand for greater strategic planning agility...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The State Of Strategic Execution In 2015

    Landscape: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    To succeed in the race to win, serve, and retain customers, firms must have agility in both strategic planning and execution practices. On the execution side, Agile continues to become a mainstream...

    • Downloads: 1088
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's BT Strategic Planning And Execution Process Assessment Process Guide

    • Downloads: 19
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's BT Strategic Planning And Execution Process Assessment Toolkit

    Provides a step-by-step process for Forrester's Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management methodology.

    • Downloads: 38
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Demand Management: A Cornerstone For Strategy Execution

    Continuous Improvement: Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    Once the foundations for integrated strategic planning and execution are in place, organizations must focus on perfecting portfolio management practices to retain the agility gained through...

    • Downloads: 171
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Changepoint's Acquisition Of Daptiv Blurs The Line Between PPM And PSA

    Combination Brings Agility But Time-To-Market Is Critical

    On August 21, 2014, Changepoint, a longtime leader in the professional services automation (PSA) and business-focused project portfolio management (PPM) vendor markets, announced it acquired Daptiv,...

    • Downloads: 44
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Planview Acquires Projectplace To Connect Strategy With Work Execution

    Adding Work Management Is A Big Step In Connecting The Dots

    Planview took a big step toward in connecting the dots between strategic planning and execution when it announced its plan to acquire Projectplace on August 13, 2014. Planview's project portfolio...

    • Downloads: 55
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Want Business Agility? Build Collaboration Into Your Strategic Planning Organization

    Organization: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    Meeting the demands of customer-driven markets challenges many organizations because of outdated planning processes performed by separate teams with little interaction. Firms that have addressed this...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Laying The Foundation For Continuous Improvement

    Benchmarks: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    To succeed in an increasingly digital word, companies feel pressure to shift their vision to customer-focused strategies and are struggling with the transition. While leaders recognize the need to...

    • Downloads: 228
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:PMOs In The Age Of The Customer

    Designing The Strategy That Gets You There

    Internally facing project management offices (PMOs) that support technology management can easily lose sight of the fact that they play a critical role in delivering products and services to their...

    • Downloads: 355
  • 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: 392
  • 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: 383
  • 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: 169
  • 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: 454
  • 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: 635
  • 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: 308
  • 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: 600
  • 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: 716
  • 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: 577
  • 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: 992
  • 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.

    • Downloads: 124
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Consistent Performance In Agile Teams Must Include Testing

    Change Required For Successful Agile Testing Adoption

    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: 1102
  • 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: 1845
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Govern Your Lean And Agile Adoption

    People, Processes, and Tools Hold The Keys to Success

    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: 978