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Linda Roach

Director, Solutions Marketing

Linda Roach champions solutions marketing at Planview, partnering with customers to articulate their business challenges and to quantify the value of implementing change. Linda leads Planview's agile go-to-market team for portfolio and resource management. During her tenure, Linda has helped drive Planview's market advancement and significant growth through marketing leadership roles. Previously, Linda held positions at Pervasive Software, VTEL, and Kodak where she led go-to-market initiatives for new products and product line expansion. Linda holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from SUNY Buffalo.

The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO

The past four blogs in our series are based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale and have centered around how the PMO can guide the enterprise towards greater agility. It requires the PMO to reinvent itself from a central command organization to one that enables and empowers with...

Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

In my last blog, “Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning. In Part 4, we explore the trend of turning project-focused planning and delivery into a product-centric approach to enable...

Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm

In part two of this series, Agile Transformation Requires Just Enough PMO Governance, we discussed the importance of the PMO shifting from a control mentality to a more collaborative, supportive role. Part of creating a PMO capable of supporting agile transformation means giving project and product managers more autonomy to choose work methods that maximize...

Agile Transformation Requires Just Enough PMO Governance

This blog is part of a series based on tips for the PMO to support agile transformation. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading part one first, “Driving Agile at Scale: The Agile PMO,” which you can find here. To facilitate their agile transformation, PMOs need to provide project managers and teams with greater autonomy...

Driving Agile at Scale: The Agile PMO

The success of Agile ways of working is driving the recent trend to scale it more broadly throughout the organization. Executives are eager to apply the speed and flexibility that individual teams are demonstrating to larger, more strategic initiatives. As a result, they are looking to the PMO, known for leading change management, to drive...

Lean and Agile at Work: Real World Use Cases

IT and line-of-business (LOB) leaders are working together more than ever according to the 2018 State of the CIO report. One main reason, as cited by the survey respondents, is IT’s use of “more agile development techniques to accelerate project delivery.” As both groups increasingly share responsibility for initiatives such as digital transformation, their cooperation...

Brave New Digital World Requires PMOs to Be More Agile

Today’s PMO leaders are in the hot seat. With the changes digital business is bringing, PMOs are increasingly being challenged by executives to become more flexible, more scalable in getting work done and more involved in ensuring that projects deliver actual value. In fact, Gartner cites “Failure to Be Agile and Deliver Value” as the...

Strategic Planning at Work: Real-World Use Cases

Do you spend months developing your strategic plan only to have it become shelf ware – literally sitting on a shelf collecting dust? Or, despite your best intentions at integrating strategy and execution, do your plans and operations on the ground become disconnected at some point? Unfortunately, this is all too common. Of the 500...

Leveraging GDPR to Transform Your Organization

The countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline has begun in earnest. These sweeping regulations go into effect on May 25, 2018—less than one year away. Not only will these new laws impact consumers and businesses throughout Europe, but they will also impact any company doing business in Europe. At its core, GDPR...

Stop the Wishful Thinking: Bring Your Company’s Strategic Plan to Life

Does it seem that your company strategic plan is a lot like any well-intentioned lifestyle change? It’s great on paper, but the minute real life interferes, the fitness routine and clean eating goes out the window. Your enterprise wants to drive a vision of change and transformation—that’s what the strategic plan is all about. The...