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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.

Google Trumps Apple at Christmas

What I Got My Kids (keep it a secret) and Why It’s a Big Problem for Apple Those who know me have accused me over the years of being an “Apple fan-boy”. Although I would argue that I am really more of a technology geek and early adopter, it’s hard to argue with the fan-boy...

Going Hybrid, and I’m Not Talking about Cars (it’s about the Cloud)

The word “hybrid” typically conjures images of the Toyota Prius (only for now if Ford has anything to say about it), but in the world of enterprise software it is about evolving business models. Actually, and more importantly, going hybrid is about bringing more value to customers by providing them with choice — the choice...

If It Looks Like a Cloud, Talks Like a Cloud…

Cloud-based solutions are clearly here to stay, which is a really good thing for enterprises and consumers. In the enterprise, software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings have been the dominant cloud-based solution in recent history. More and more organizations are reaping the economic benefits of adopting SaaS offerings across a broad range of software categories. For example, cloud-hosted...

The Missing Portfolio

Over the past few months, I have written several posts regarding the changing landscape of portfolio management and Gartner’s recent PPM Market Universe. As you may recall, part of this research includes a new Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Management Applications. This Magic Quadrant expands the IT portfolio and formally includes projects, applications, services,...

Connecting Strategic, Financial, and Operational Planning

Yesterday, J. Rourke wrote an article on Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management Blog titled “EPM Resolutions for 2012” and resolution #3 caught my attention. “Many organizations suffer from planning processes that aren’t aligned across functions and are supported by disconnected spreadsheets. Look for ways to better integrate long-term, strategic planning with financial budgeting as well as...

Software’s Role in Innovation

An Excerpt from “New Insights for Driving Innovation in Product Development” Webcast This is part three of my three-part series on a recent Planview hosted Webcast titled “New Insights for Driving Innovation in Product Development: Is Your Organization a Lean, Mean, Innovating Machine?” featuring Sanjeev Pal, Research Manager of Product, Project and Portfolio Management Solutions...

The Business of Innovation

An Excerpt from “New Insights for Driving Innovation in Product Development” Webcast This is part two of my three-part series on a recent Planview hosted webcast titled “New Insights for Driving Innovation in Product Development: Is Your Organization a Lean, Mean, Innovating Machine?” featuring Sanjeev Pal, Research Manager of Product, Project and Portfolio Management Solutions...

Trends in Innovation

An Excerpt from “New Insights for Driving Innovation in Product Development” Webcast Planview recently hosted a Webcast titled “New Insights for Driving Innovation in Product Development: Is Your Organization a Lean, Mean, Innovating Machine?” featuring Sanjeev Pal, Research Manager of Product, Project and Portfolio Management Solutions at IDC, and me. Here is the first of...

Fare Thee Well Steve

For those of you with passion for the world of technology, today is without question a very sad day. Whether you are an Apple disciple (like myself), or someone with just a passion for technology, we all lost an inspirational figure in our industry and a remarkable human being. Of course the power of Steve...

Integrated Portfolio Analysis — How Did We Get Here and Are We Finally Ready?

Recently, Gartner took a new look at the whole notion of PPM, from an enterprise and IT perspective. For those of you that have seen my previous post, you know that we applaud this change. The landscape outlined in the new Gartner PPM Market Universe is dead on with where portfolio management is headed. A major...