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Planview and Mentor Graphics to Share How IT PMOs Can Best Leverage Project Collaboration

AUSTIN, Texas – April 25, 2016

Mentor Graphics, a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) uses Projectplace by Planview to significantly improve project collaboration, task management and organization with teams around the globe. During a one-hour webcast on Wednesday, April 27, Brian Tharp, IT PMO manager at Mentor Graphics, and Jason Morio, Projectplace’s global segment manager at Planview, will discuss how the company transformed the project collaboration culture within its IT department.

Webinar Title

Connecting Global Teams with 21st Century Project Collaboration: A Customer’s Story


Collaboration is a challenging endeavor, especially when teams are globally dispersed. In the past, project members would have to switch between multiple tools not designed with virtual teams in mind. However, a new breed of project collaboration technologies provides a modern solution to empower people to work more effectively. Find out how Mentor Graphics accomplished the following goals using Projectplace:

  • Eliminate email for project-related activities
  • Drive consistency in project collaboration and reporting
  • Replace a host of legacy systems with a single tool and common language for projects
  • Enable teams to manage commitments and on-call rotations remotely with the mobile application


Brian Tharp, IT PMO Manager at Mentor Graphics: Brian Tharp has worked as a senior IT project manager at Mentor Graphics since January 2001. Tharp’s primary role is integration management of mergers and acquisitions, and over the years has integrated over 40 companies in dozens of countries into the Mentor fold.

Jason Morio, Projectplace Global Segment Manager for Planview: In the span of his 18-year career in the technology space, Morio’s experience has run the gamut from roles in Fortune 1,000 companies all the way to the “four dudes, a dog and a garage” level of startups. Morio isn’t just a spokesperson for project collaboration and the notion of “virtual teams,” he lived it in true fashion having run a software development group in Romania from his bedroom desk in Austin. He now works with several multi-faceted virtual teams that span between Austin, Stockholm and Bangalore in his current role at Planview, where he helps companies, large and small, to overcome the challenges they face with the ever-changing nature of collaborative projects.

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 27 at 10 a.m. CDT / 5 p.m. CEST


Register for the “Connecting Global Teams with 21st Century Project Collaboration: A Customer’s Story” webinar at:

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Per Holmlund
Senior Public Relations Manager, Planview
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