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 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.


Margo attended Rutgers University in Camden, N.J.

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  • 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...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:What's Ahead For PPM?

    Open Yet Integrated Is the Name Of The Game

    In 2011, project portfolio management (PPM) solutions bring more options to potential customers; however, these choices also force application delivery leaders to think longer term before investing....

    • Downloads: 1045
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Successful PPM Implementations Require Commitment

    Three Steps Are All You Need To Make It Work

    Product portfolio management (PPM) implementations are not for the faint of heart — the changes an organization incurs by introducing new processes and tools can easily go awry if it doesn't...

    • Downloads: 750
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:For Service-Driven Resource Organizations, PSA Is Still Here And Still Relevant

    Organizations that can look beyond the implied meaning of "professional services automation" (PSA) tools will find that they are not just for consulting firms. While originally designed to help...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Testing Tools Landscape: 2010

    Functional Testing Tools Are Not Enough

    Gone are the days when application development and delivery teams could cavalierly ask the business to pick two: cost, time, or quality. The business wants and needs all three. Delivery teams have...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Project Portfolio Management, Q4 2009

    This Mature Market Is Showing That Diversity Needs To Be The Name Of The Game

    Forrester evaluated 14 project portfolio management (PPM) vendors using 80-plus criteria and found that CA, HP, Planview, Oracle, and SAP led the pack because of versatile offerings combined with...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:PPM Tool Selection: Look Beyond Core Functions

    Industry, Governance, And Compliance Play A Larger Role

    For organizations that invest in project portfolio management tools (PPM), comparing core functionality won't provide a clear picture of the best solution to fit their needs. Governance, compliance,...

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