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Patrick Tickle

Chief Products Officer

Patrick Tickle is responsible for the company’s Products organization and leads the Planview team that continues to deliver the most innovative portfolio management solutions to the marketplace. Patrick brings over 20 years of experience in product management, product development, and marketing across a wide range of technology solutions. Prior to joining Planview, Patrick served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management of ITM Software where he executed category development and product definition. He has also held a variety of product management and marketing positions at Terraspring, Inc. (an enterprise software company acquired by Sun Microsystems), MIPS, and Silicon Graphics. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.

Project Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

The World of Work Today: Embracing Different Types of Work

In my previous blog, The Workberg: Structured and Unstructured Work, I explain the concept of the Workberg to illustrate the different types of work going on in your organization. Above the waterline is where the formal, structured, process-driven projects get done. Meanwhile, below the waterline is where we find teams of people cranking out day-to-day...

Vision and Trends

The World of Work Today: Structured Versus Unstructured Work

Whether scheduled, planned, or the current fire drill, getting work done is where the rubber hits the road for organizations. Sure, formal projects are all about ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery of an over-arching deliverable. But what about the day-to-day work activities and collaborative projects that don’t require a formal methodology and are not led...

Products, Vision and Trends

Your World Is Changing: Embrace Work and Resource Management

Eight forces are hurtling towards you with increasing velocity. Over the past few months I’ve detailed all of them and how they can damage your ability to compete. Will they run you over, or will you be able to deftly handle them as opportunities to innovate and grow? This post serves as a quick summary...

Vision and Trends

Resources are Multiplying: Resources Are Anything That Help Achieve a Goal

In my last post, I discussed how “Technology is everywhere.” As ubiquitous, complex and necessary as technology is, it still only counts as one of the many resources that organizations must integrate into a work and resource management world. Resources are multiplying, making it the eighth and last of our business forces potentially thwarting organizations....

Vision and Trends

Technology Is Everywhere: Make It Work for Your Business

Technology really is everywhere. I was driving a golf cart the other day that kept shutting down every time I veered off the path even a little bit. Was it a mechanical issue? No, it’s a cart that’s purpose-built to keep people on the path. Consider the technology required to produce a smart golf cart...

Product Portfolio Management

It’s Official! Gartner Take on Product Portfolio Management and Product Lifecycle Management Convergence

Mark the date – February 16, 2017. On this day Gartner published research officially proclaiming the need for CIOs to embrace Product Portfolio Management. “Manufacturing CIOs must invest in product portfolio management to provide decision makers with a structured, objective process for defining and adhering to corporate strategies and supporting programs. We explain how PPM...

Vision and Trends

Teams Are Virtual and Global: Organizations Must Help Them Succeed

So far in this blog series, I’ve described five of the eight market forces impacting organizations. Number six is where the rubber meets the road: The teams who are doing all the work. Not only are they tasked with executing to your strategy, they are also expected to gracefully pivot to ever-changing demands and deadlines....

Vision and Trends

Plans Are Even More Critical: Expedite Agility with Continuous Planning

Eight forces are increasingly bearing down on businesses as they try to adapt to customer demands and innovate. If not harnessed effectively, these forces can create a snowball effect. In particular, the last two forces that I covered in my countdown – work methods are proliferating and unstructured work is exploding – can cause even...

Vision and Trends

Top 5 Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Are you ready for 2017? Not if you plan on doing everything like you did in 2016. Generational shifts changing the workforce and the digitization of every industry has created an ever increasing pace of innovation … and disruption. What does that mean for organizations? The rules are different. The work place has changed. You...

Vision and Trends

Unstructured Work Is Exploding: Channel It Appropriately Using Work and Resource Management

Part 4 of 8 Reasons Your Business Strategy Might Just Fail While organizations are increasingly using structured, process-oriented methods, the vast majority of work being done in enterprises today is unstructured. This is the day-to-day work that organizations run on, consisting of everything from small tasks to meetings to communications. The question is how to...