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Carina Hatfield

Director, Product Management

Carina Hatfield always has a plan. Throughout the years, she has improved her ability to respond and re-prioritize for new ideas and unplanned events. She followed her original plan of becoming a CPA going into budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning until a new idea was prioritized and she took on the opportunity to join Planview. After six years of implementing Planview Enterprise to help organizations improve their strategic, forecasting, and planning processes, Carina has taken that experience and applied it to her role in Product Management.

Project Portfolio Management

Can We Be That PMO? Deliver What Business Leaders Want and Need

Are you tired of unplanned work constantly taking priority and not being able to effectively plan across everything the business wants and the organization needs to support? Do you wish that you had a portfolio management with investment planning tool so you could contribute to the business more effectively instead of just putting out fires?...

Project Portfolio Management

Ready to Be That PMO? Focus on Values and Outcomes

While PMOs have been historically focused on project methodology and compliance with internal processes, it is becoming more evident that the business stakeholders aren’t finding the value in these activities. Business leaders are looking for the PMO to provide the necessary information to enable the ability to plan, prioritize, and pivot to new priorities which...

Project Portfolio Management

Facing the Challenges of Today’s PMO

In a perfect world, the PMO delivers value and can adapt when necessary. They are engaged with their business partners, participate in planning and prioritization, adjust estimates and pivot to new priorities based on new information. But there are a number of PMO challenges to address in the real world. In the real-world, you’re more...

Project Portfolio Management

Reports for the Business: Understanding Your Investment, Capacity, and Financials

IT PMO responsibilities are typically centered around delivering projects on time, on budget, and in scope. But the question the IT PMO should be asking is whether those projects are still high value to the business or if things have changed – driving the need to re-prioritize the portfolio. Traditional metrics are failing to provide...

Project Portfolio Management

Win the Race: Deliver the Greatest Impact with Continuous Planning [Video]

Let’s face it, the annual plan is a lot like making a New Year’s resolution to exercise more – It’s a great idea but not always realistic. Just like in business, you may establish a plan to run a marathon. Throughout your training, things happen. You miss training workouts, priorities with family, and other obligations...

Project Portfolio Management

Portfolio Strategy: How Mature Organizations Are Managing Demand and Capacity

We’ve all heard that a failure to plan is a plan to fail, right? But how do you successfully execute on your portfolio strategy when internal, external factors and even unplanned demand impact your portfolios? Are you able to take these unpredictable forces and re-assess how you are executing on your strategy? This dilemma was...

Product Portfolio Management, Project Portfolio Management

Creating a Results-Oriented Culture

Mature Organizations Continuously Plan Throughout the Year, Not Just Annually In this four-part series, I’m discussing planning challenges and offering best practices that can help companies improve efficiencies and gain strategic advantage. Is the Annual Process Disconnected from the Realities of Your Business? Don’t Miss the Mark! What Executives Need to Consider When It Comes...

Product Portfolio Management, Project Portfolio Management

Don’t Miss the Mark! What Executives Need to Consider When It Comes to Business Planning

In this four-part series, I’m discussing some planning challenges and offering best practices that can help companies improve efficiencies and gain strategic advantage. In my last blog post I discussed “Is the annual process disconnected from the realities of your business?” In Part 2, I will talk about how executives and leadership need to rethink...

Product Portfolio Management, Project Portfolio Management

Is the Annual Process Disconnected from the Realities of Your Business?

Under pressure to reduce costs, justify headcount, and deliver more while providing business sponsors with the status of projects? Do you feel like annual planning is a one-time exercise and not a true reflection of strategic objectives? You’re not alone. Many organizations find that the annual process is disconnected from the realities of the business....