Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies

Sr Director Analyst
Sarah Davies is a Research Director with Gartner's Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) team. Ms. Davies' research focus includes product, portfolio and program management, enterprise agility, business transformation and change management. She has over 20 years of experience in various Program Management and IT Leadership roles. This includes creating and leading Enterprise Project Management Offices (EPMOs) and PMOs, strategic relationship management, and guiding organizations through mission-critical digital business decisions and changes to improve enterprise agility. She has proven success in benefit and strategy realization as a Strategic Advisor to the world's largest specialized travel companies. Her recent achievement includes transforming complex global demand channels, business processes and systems to embrace digital capabilities, enabling transformation for the end-to-end customer life cycle and reducing operational costs significantly.
She brings more than 15 years of experience of PPM leadership, working with global change teams in Europe, North America and APAC.
She is responsible for achieving success in leading and implementing multiple PPM teams, leading their evolution from project management to product management in adaptive agile frameworks. She is a proven leader of portfolio management, quality assurance and business analyst teams. She is also a thought leader, mentor and coach to program/project managers.
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Wednesday, 10 June, 2020 / 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM BST
Modern Resource Management for Product Teams

Program and portfolio management leaders must help organizations struggling to adapt resource models to support a product life cycle. By implementing a tiered approach that considers the short-, medium- and long-term planning horizons, they can set teams up for success.

Thursday, 11 June, 2020 / 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM BST
Workshop: Productivity Hackathon

Productivity is dependent upon reflection, collaboration and clear communication. How can you demonstrate this to the most ardent of IT professionals? This workshop will take you through a series of interactive exercises to illuminate the power of each of these capabilities to clearly demonstrate their impact of productivity, leveraging a simple roll of the dice.

Thursday, 11 June, 2020 / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM BST
Enabling Adaptive Portfolio Management

Organizations that make disciplined IT investment decisions thrive during turbulence. Today, portfolio management must align to evolving strategies, support distributed evolution, and respond to constant change. This presentation covers the following key issues:
● How is digital business changing portfolio management
● How to thrive with distributed portfolios
● How to make it all work

Thursday, 11 June, 2020 / 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM BST
Critical Soft Skills for Digital Leadership

Leadership is more than decision making and management. It is also about change. Success for any leader depends on the contribution and participation of many people in the organization. Building support for an initiative, idea or concept depends on soft skills. This session will provide a review of the core skills, with practical advice on how to refine each of them to make you a better digital leader.

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