Transitioning PPM from project management to product management

Despite slow adoption rates in the past, organizations increasingly indicate that they are interested in, and steadily moving toward, a product-centric delivery model. Over the next five years, this shift will expand and accelerate, requiring significant modifications to PPM roles and responsibilities. What’s driving the new approach? Digital business, customer satisfaction, speed to market and agility when faced with change.

PPM leaders responsible for portfolio and resource management for products and projects should:

  • Deliver rapid value by reporting to senior leadership and enabling resource management with nondedicated resources.

  • Support better investments by ensuring that investment portfolio management is part of the enterprise agile framework.

  • Facilitate cross-portfolio comparisons by using product metrics.


Product management coverage at the conference

Join us this year at Gartner Program & Portfolio Management Summit to deepen your understanding of how digital forces are driving the shift from finite project management to an open-ended, customer-centric product management approach.

Key topics on the 2020 agenda include:

  • IT Governance
  • Adapting and Scaling Digital Capabilities
  • Benefits Realization
  • Business Transformation
  • Managing Innovation and Disruption
  • Change Management 
  • Culture Change
  • and more!

Recommended sessions: 

  • Modern Resource Management for Product Teams
  • How to Get Product Management Right in IT and Beyond
  • Product Owners: The Role That Will Make or Break Your Agile Teams
  • Designing the Product-Centric Delivery Organization
  • Building Support for Moving From Projects to Products and Agile
  • and more!