Discover PPM best practices: From EPMO to project prioritization and beyond.

The time to elevate enterprise support and coordination across the emerging product, program and distributed portfolio capabilities for the digital business is now. Your role as a PPM leader is more important than ever before. The premier gathering of PMO leaders, Project and Program Managers and Portfolio Management leaders, Gartner Program & Portfolio Management Summit 2019 delivers the insight you need to successfully navigate the old world of compliance and risk aversion with today’s world of speed and agility across the complex set of practices, roles and technologies that make up the daily life of a PPM leader.


Rapidly Transform PPM for Continuous Change

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Interact with more than 1,500 of your peers to gain firsthand insight from those facing similar challenges to yours. Explore netoworking opportunities.

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Pose tough questions and hear the latest research and recommendations from 25+ Gartner subject matter experts, guest experts and peers.

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Dive into a broad range of topics based on forward-thinking Gartner research and peer exchanges, and take away action-planning direction from each session.

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Take a look back at the 2018 agenda

The 2019 agenda is currently being crafted to meet the mission-critical priorities that keep you up at night. In the meantime, take a look at what happened in 2018.

Rapid Change: Shift Disciplines for Rapid Execution

PMO disciplines are shifting from high-process disciplines to dynamic and adaptive execution. This track will emphasize how PPM Leaders need to shift current PMO disciplines to achieve rapid execution through agile or enterprise agility, product management, new operating models, and continuous digital transformation.

Cultural Change: Shape your Culture for Continuous Change

Transforming your culture is at the core of digital transformation and continuous change. Managing continuous transformational change elevates the need for robust change management, influence, and effective decision-making. This track focuses on the competencies needed to embrace and sustain continuous change — passion, resilience, and trust.

Business Partnership: Engage the Business to Drive Value

In an environment of rapid continuous change and fierce competition for available resources, the PPM function plays a key role in ensuring that the highest value initiatives can come to the fore. This track will highlight mechanisms, services and practices, such as demand management, business case development, evaluation and scoring models, portfolio creation and prioritization, management reporting and dashboards and benefit realization that the PPM function can leverage to create engagement across the enterprise.

Innovation: Evolve to a Digital Business

Digital business is here to stay. PPM leaders can either enable digital innovation or be steamrolled over by it. Potential innovations must be identified, evaluated and quickly pursued. This track covers innovation management. It also covers technology innovation as well as innovative technology that will likely help evolve traditional PPM functions to support innovation portfolio management.

Don’t miss these hot topics!

Demand management

Resource management

Portfolio management


Program management

Project prioritization

PPM tools

Reporting, metrics, dashboards

Strategy realization

Enterprise transformation

Change management

IT governance

Enterprise agile

Prepare to be inspired.

Our roster of guest keynote speakers, experienced practitioners and Gartner analysts are the experts in their areas of focus.

Find solutions for your most pressing customer needs.

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