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Donna Fitzgerald
Donna Fitzgerald
Research VP
Huntersville, NC USA
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Years of Experience
7 years at Gartner
35 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
IT Management

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Roles and Responsibilities
Donna Fitzgerald focuses her research on strategies and approaches for using program and portfolio management as a way to create unique business value. As a Silicon Valley trained former CFO she brings firsthand experience with making the right investments at the right time in order to realize strategic benefits. As the former partner in a program management consulting firm she has also dealt with the complexities of delivering mission critical programs using an adaptive/agile approach. She has over 30 years experience in a mix of industries including high tech, higher education, health care and software development.
Previous Experience
Ms. Fitzgerald has 28 years of experience in the IT industry. Before joining Gartner, she started her career in finance, where she was responsible for the portfolio of development projects (both engineer and IT). She has set up PMOs, built communities of practice and run an agile development shop. She was also a product manager for two software companies, where she was responsible for the development of their project and portfolio management software.
Professional Background
Resolute, Development Center Director, 2 years
Knowth Consulting, Practice Director, 3 years
Pacific Edge Software, Sr. Director of Product Management, 1 year
Education
M.B.A., California State University at Sacramento
B.A., Economics, University of California at Davis




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ITScore for Program and Portfolio Management 25-Aug-2014 Lars Mieritz, Donna Fitzgerald
How to Avoid the 'Seven Deadly Sins' of a Level 2 PMO 28-Jul-2014 Donna Fitzgerald
Navigating Your PMO Through Turbulent Times 17-Jul-2014 Donna Fitzgerald, Lars Mieritz
How the PMO Can Make the Best of Shadow IT 07-Jul-2014 Donna Fitzgerald
Agenda Overview for Program and Portfolio Management, 2014 09-Jan-2014 Donna Fitzgerald