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Results-Driven PPM: Leading Change and Delivering Value in the Digital Age

Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2016 is a must attend for program and project management professionals. You’ll learn the best techniques for enabling rapid, agile PPM to deliver results that drive business transformation. Understand how the intense new focus on business value is influencing portfolio management and project scope. Learn how to be an agent of change and a trusted partner in business transformation.
The summit covers essentials such as governance ecosystems, demand and resource management, benefits realization and useful key performance indicators and metrics — the tools you need to lead innovation and influence decision making.

The PPM Summit was designed for individuals in the following roles
Roles Include:
  • EPMO
  • PMO Leaders
  • Portfolio Management Leaders
  • Program and Project Management Leaders
  • Project Portfolio Directors and Managers
  • Change Management Leaders
Roles Include:
  • IT Executive Steering Committee Members
  • IT Investment Review Board Members
  • IT Strategists & Planners 
IT Governance Executives

What You Will Learn

  • Align IT projects with business strategy
  • Change IT governance for the digital age
  • Guide executive IT investment actions
  • Evolve the PMO to meet enterprise–level needs
  • Identify new PPM capabilities and roles
  • Understand the people, process and technologies for innovation

See what  attendees have said about what they learned

Features & Benefits

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We're preparing our 2016 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on
your hottest PPM topics, experience level and key focus.


2016 Tracks Include

Track A: From Demand Management to a Portfolio That Delivers Measurable Results and Strategic Value
In today’s fast-moving environment, defining and delivering the right business outcomes has never been more important. Yet worldwide PMO and EPMO leaders still identify demand and portfolio management as the most critical problems they need to solve. This track focuses on the best practices for portfolio management as well as tips on changing the cultural issues that make effective portfolio management difficult. 

Track B: Developing the Results-Oriented, Customer-Focused PMO
The value proposition of the classic PMO is changing. Even exceptional process governance, by itself, is no longer enough to prove value. To be successful, PMOs will need to get better at ensuring that projects deliver more value in shorter periods of time. This track explores how to incorporate the demand for better and faster into everything the PMO does. 

Track C: Managing the PPM Ecosystem: The Scope of What a Project or Program Entails is Changing
Transformation, innovation and long-term change management are now being added to the list of what many projects must deliver. This track shows how the three dimensions of people, practices and tools are changing in the digital age. 

Track D: Making the Mechanics Work: Governance, Reporting, Resource Management, and PPM Tools
Most things go in cycles. What worked in the highly centralized structure of the last 20 years is now beginning to morph as technology moves more deeply into product lines and business units. This track examines how the entire concept of governance is changing along with the underpinning structures of resource management (moving from individuals to teams), reporting (more graphical) and the consumerization of tools.  

Virtual Track: Thriving on the Leading Edge: Redefining Project and Program Management for the Digital Future
One constant refrain that Gartner hears from senior executives is the need for leadership in the PPM community. This track is an invitation-only opportunity for senior PPM leaders to improve their own skills and to more clearly identify how they can improve the leadership capabilities of their own staff.

Hot Topics to be covered

  • Effective portfolio management
  • PMO and EPMO maturity and value
  • Effective resource management
  • Agile portfolio governance
  • Bi-modal IT
  • Measuring results and business value
  • Benefits realization
  • Project prioritization

2015 Tracks Included

  • Track A: Governance and PPM Synergies
  • Track B: IT Demand, Resources and People
  • Track C: Project and Program Metrics
  • Track D: The Future of PPM
  • Track E: PPM Processes, Practices and Tools
  • Track F: PMO Evolution and Enterprise PMO
“ Great event again! Good to see lots of fresh thinking on PPM & Governance. A must attend event for all PMOs"

- Claire Hornsey, Head of PMO Captial One

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • One (30 min) Gartner Analyst One-on-One (sign up will open pre-event)
  • Analyst User RoundTables
  • Workshops
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Networking Reception


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited end-user case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Highlighted Speakers From the 2015 Conference

  • Richard Hunter
    Richard Hunter

    VP and Gartner Fellow


  • Nikos Drakos
    Nikos Drakos

    Research VP


  • Donna Fitzgerald
    Donna Fitzgerald

    Research Vice President


  • Matt Light
    Matt Light

    Research Vice President

Gartner Summits - The Attendee Experience

What We Hear About Our Speakers

“ The PPM summit is awesome! The speakers help me to understand the main transformation in digital business. They also showed tools to help us in our routine. It was my first time here and I can’t wait to come back soon.”

- Jessica Cavalcanti, Corporate PMO, Rede Globo


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of PPM & IT Governance

The PPM & IT Governance Summit will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

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Venue & Travel

London, UK


A limited number of rooms have been held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel for attendees of the Gartner Project & Portfolio Management Summit. There are two special promotional Gartner rates available:
Superior Room - £185 per night (Includes Breakfast)
Studio Room- £215 per night (Includes Breakfast)
Please note that these rates are based on single occupancy and excludes VAT.
In order to secure accommodation at the preferred rate please click on the link below.
Alternatively, you can either e-mail your request to gartnerconference@pphe.com or call the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in-house reservations office on +44 844 415 6780, quoting the promotion code GART111
Reservation Office opening times are:
Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 19:00 (London Time)
Saturday between 09:00 - 17:30 (London Time)

Park Plaza Westminster
200 Westminster Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom - SE1 7UT

Park Plaza County Hall
1 Addington Street
London, United Kingdom