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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.

Project Portfolio Management

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...

Enterprise Agile Planning

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...

Project Portfolio Management

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...

Customer Success, Products

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...

Vision and Trends

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...

Vision and Trends

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...

Customer Success, Project Portfolio Management

Portfolio and Resource Management at Work: Real-World Use Cases

Today’s organizations are challenged to drive innovation and transformation like never before. Savvy PMOs and IT organizations realize that they must go beyond simply completing projects on time and on budget. They must create and drive these innovation and digital transformation initiatives – or at least deliver them – in line with business objectives. Yet,...

Project Portfolio Management

Improving PPM Using Objectives and Key Results

Many organizations use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure performance and milestones toward their goals. For today’s customer-centric organizations, it is critical to align metrics that show the impact of programs designed to meet their strategy. We’ve seen this is easier said than done. Just last year, 73% of budget decision makers felt that 2017...

Project Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

IT Project Success Rates Are On The Rise: Project Champion or Underperformer?

After years of stagnate IT project success rates, it looks like the tide is turning, according to the 2017 Pulse of the Profession report from the Project Management Institute (PMI) – a promising message for PMO leaders and C-level stakeholders alike. The ninth global project management survey features insights from 3,234 project management professionals, 200...

Enterprise Architecture, Vision and Trends

451 Analysts: Enterprise Architecture and Portfolio Management Should Be Inextricably Linked

In a newly published 451 Research Report, analysts Carl and Lehmann and Liam Rogers said, “Planview is crafting a strategy beyond the PPM and EA markets to carve a niche in what it believes to be a broader ‘work and resource management’ sector. Its R&D investments are directed at integrating the capabilities of tactical PPM with...