Patrick Tickle
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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.

A Look Down the (Pipe)Line

As PIPELINE 2011 — a free, Web-based product innovation conference — draws near, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting more than a few of its presenters. Last year, we at Planview started this PIPELINE thing with the initial PIPELINE 2010 conference. We felt there was a great opportunity to leverage a virtual technology platform to...

The Difference Between Product Portfolio Management and Product Lifecycle Management

On the global manufacturing stage, companies are innovating and bringing more products to market faster with the aid of two types of software: Product Portfolio Management (PPM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Both solutions are designed to provide intelligence and insights to ensure the timely and on-budget delivery of high-quality and competitive products. Often, the...

Strategy as a Team Sport

Last week saw me traveling, which means I had some time to do a little airplane reading. I had the July/August edition of the Harvard Business Review with me and read a few thought-provoking articles. The first is titled “The Execution Trap.” A lot of good thoughts but the main thread is that there should not...