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Maria Harper

Manager, Demand Generation

Maria Harper is a demand generation specialist at Planview focusing on PPM solutions and French and German marketing. She is passionate about data-driven marketing and enjoys applying analytical insights to creative messaging in order maximize marketing potential. She graduated from the University of Missouri with bachelor degrees in German and Journalism.

Project Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

Fuel Decisions with Data by Making the PMO a Strategic Partner [Webinar]

“By shifting their emphasis from command-and-control project reporting structures to strategic portfolio analysis, PMOs assist their business partners by providing insight on portfolio strategies to facilitate improved selection of critical initiatives.”[1] In the first workshop in this series, we discussed how your organization can shift toward continuous planning, using your current annual planning and demand...

Project Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

Shift from Annual to Continuous Planning to Enable Agility [Webinar]

See if this sounds familiar: your organization’s strategic plan is constructed at the executive level, broken down into an annual plan that is led by finance, then operationalized by the PMO and other groups in the organization. Yet, as soon as you begin to figure out exactly how the plan is to be executed, change...

Project Portfolio Management

Cure Your Zombie PMO

Breaking news update: as I previously reported in the blog, “Symptoms of the Zombie PMO,” zombification is still proliferating in businesses throughout the world. However, the spread is thankfully slowing down, as people are becoming more aware and educated of the symptoms, and thus taking action sooner. In this updated report, I will expound upon...

Project Portfolio Management

Portfolio and Resource Management: Satisfy Your Spring Fever

Ah, spring, the time for blooming flowers, warmer weather, and new beginnings. The most important new beginning for businesses? Advancing the PMO with portfolio and resource management. Seriously, you’ll thank me later when your PMO is able to not only meet goals and deadlines more effectively, but also deliver products to the market faster. Your...

Project Portfolio Management

Symptoms of the Zombie PMO

Warning: The following is an emergency alert. There is an outbreak infecting businesses across the world, creating a condition termed the “Zombie PMO.” The name, coined from behaviors such as a languished state of existence and a narrow focus on projects, points to the reality that many PMOs are failing to be flexible and adaptable—two...