Marisa Silva, the Lucky PM, is an experienced PMO and PPM advisor, educator, and international speaker, with a track record of building capabilities in complex organizations undergoing transformational change. A passionate advocate of the value of PMOs and project management, she was Programs Director at Project Managers Without Borders, Secretary of the APM PMO SIG, and is a certified PMO Value Ring consultant who co-authored the APM-accredited PMO Practitioner, PMO Leader and Assurance Practitioner courses. Marisa is also 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 enable step change in organizational PPM maturity.
She is certified as a PMP®, PRINCE2®, PRINCE 2 Agile®, MOP®, MSP®, P3O®, APMP® (IPMA-D), PMD® Pro Level 2, PMO-CP, as well as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP®) for MS Project, Project Server and Project Online. In addition, Marisa is an active member of the project management community, who holds a MSc in Strategic Management of Projects and is currently undertaking her PhD in Project Management at Alma Mater Europaea on the topic of anti-fragility in project management. In 2019 she became one of the youngest Fellow members of the APM, in recognition of her contribution to the profession.