Marisa Silva, the Lucky PM, is an experienced PMO and PPM advisor, trainer, author and international speaker, with a track record of establishing, embedding and maturing best-fit practices and building capabilities in organisations undergoing transformational change.
A passionate advocate of the value of PMOs as business partners, Ms Silva has developed her career from management consulting, with work experience gained internationally and across industries. She holds a master’s degree (with distinction) in strategic management of projects from University College London (UCL), a bachelor’s degree in management, a specialisation in competitive intelligence, and a postgraduate diploma in foresight, strategy and innovation by ISEG (Lisbon).
She is currently undertaking her doctoral degree in project management at Alma Mater Europaea on the topic of anti-fragility in project management. She holds PRINCE2®, PRINCE 2 Agile®, MOP®, MSP®, P3O®, APMP® (IPMA-D), PMD® Pro Level 2, PMO-CP and Project Management Professional (PMP)® certifications, and is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP®) for MS Project, Project Server and Project Online.
In addition, Ms. Silva is an active member of the project management community, having served as volunteer, mentor and blogger. She is the coauthor of the only PMO training course accredited by the chartered body for the project profession (APM). A believer in the power of project management skills for social good, Ms. Silva has also held volunteer positions as a mentor at Project Managers Against Poverty and programmes director at Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB). In 2019 she became a Fellow member of the APM in recognition of her contribution to the profession. Ms. Silva is the author of “Bedtime Stories for Project Managers” and is a senior consultant at Wellingtone, a UK-based leading project management consulting firm dedicated to enabling step change in organisational PPM maturity.