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Think Earlier

With 30 years of experience in project and portfolio management, Pat Durbin has witnessed and helped influence the evolution of the PPM marketplace. Here, the founder of Planview shares some best practices and predictions, including his belief that project leaders must "think earlier" in linking strategy to innovation.


Janis Rizzuto

Contributing Editor, ProjectsAtWork

Janis has been writing for ProjectsAtWork for more than a decade, starti…
 
Pat Durbin is a recognized visionary in the world of project portfolio management. After holding various positions at Sun Oil and McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), he founded Austin, Texas-based Planview more than 20 years ago and continues as its CEO today. During those decades, Durbin has seen tremendous development in the PPM marketplace and increased sophistication among companies undertaking PPM initiatives. Those experiences and insights are contained in Durbin’s upcoming book due in May, “Taming Change,” which he co-authored with Terry Doerscher, Planview’s chief process architect.
 
Durbin says linking strategy to innovation is so …


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