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.

Education

Margo attended Rutgers University in Camden, N.J.

Margo Visitacion's Research

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Assess Your Readiness For Strategic Portfolio Management

    Strategic portfolio management (SPM) practices enable an organization to select and execute on investments necessary to embrace a customer-obsessed operating model. This report and assessment to...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Strategic Portfolio Management Drives Customer-Obsessed Company Success

    Customer-obsessed companies need a portfolio-centered approach to both strategic planning and product delivery. Planning disciplines transition from annual to continuous; organizational structur...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Reshape Budgeting Practices For Agile

    In the battle to win new customers, companies are increasingly turning to Agile practices to deliver apps that provide great customer experiences. However, Agile requires organizations to rethin...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Eight Steps For Building Strategic Portfolio Management

    Enterprise architecture (EA) and portfolio management professionals must leverage strategic portfolio management to guide the right investment decisions and to enable Agile delivery of products ...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Deliver Outstanding Customer Experience With Agile Resource Management

    Delivering outstanding customer experiences at speed requires companies to seamlessly combine planning and delivery. Firms making the transition to digital business more frequently use technolog...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    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 wit...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

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

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Testing Tools Landscape: 2010

    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 ha...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Agile Planning Ecosystem Takes Center Stage

    Customer obsession demands agility in both strategic planning and execution. Delivering on those strategies in fast-paced business environments requires systematic thinking that affects funding ...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Strategic Portfolio Management Is Agile

    Agility is now a prerequisite for successful firms and enterprise architecture (EA) professionals delivering on digital strategies. Fast-paced, continuous delivery renders traditional budgeting ...

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