Mbula Schoen

Mbula Schoen

Sr Principal Analyst
Mbula Schoen is a Senior Principal Analyst in the Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) team. Ms. Schoen's research covers project and portfolio management (PPM) software. This includes overviews of PPM technologies to help Gartner clients compare prospective vendor offerings, while making software investment decisions. Ms. Schoen also covers PMO formation, PMO charter, staffing, roadmap to PMO success, and value delivery. Her research also extends to the organizational change management, culture and employee engagement that is related to technology deployments. Ms. Schoen brings more than 15 years of experience of working with global companies in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and Africa. In addition to her work at Gartner, Ms. Schoen is a visiting professor at a Munich University, where she lectures in management information systems.
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Monday, 16 September, 2019 10:00 AM|Monday, 16 September, 2019 11:00 AM
Gartner Opening Keynote: Winning in the Turns — Leadership in a Digital Society

It’s been 50 years since the first message was sent over the ARPANET, the forerunner to today’s internet. Technology-enabled connectedness has put IT leaders in a unique position to help design the next 50 years. Gartner will show how CIOs can leverage today’s technology accelerators, organization agility, and connected people to turn dilemmas into opportunities. We will present a compelling vision for the changing role of the CIO and IT in a digital society with practical advice and inspiration from across the globe.

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 12:15 PM|Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 01:00 PM
The State of the PPM Market: Navigating a Universe of Choices and Use Cases in a Multifaceted Market

An evolving PPM life cycle is driving the need for more diverse combinations of PPM tools and technologies.

In this session, you will learn:

● How ContinuousNext is impacting the PPM software market
● What the latest PPM software buying trends are among SROs, EPMOs, PMOs, and project teams
● Who the main PPM providers are and their current market position
● What burning questions remain for the PPM market

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 04:45 PM|Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 05:30 PM
Ask the Expert: PPM Technologies — Getting the Most Out of Your PPM Technologies and Software Products

In this session, attendees can ask questions about selecting, purchasing, and deploying PPM tools and technology in ways that will benefit their work environment. Typical topics may include: Understanding the scope when choosing one PPM solution over another; navigating an abundance of choice when making PPM technology buying decisions; managing and making sense of PPM tool proliferation; best practices before, during and after PPM tool deployment.

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