Digital impacts are real.

See how other public-sector PPM leaders are meeting the challenge. 



Digital disruption is a fact of life for public-sector PPM leaders. Different skill sets and competencies are required. Advanced tools and technologies are gaining traction. And new mechanisms, practices and services are disrupting traditional delivery methods.


How do you transform PPM to avoid bypass and extinction? How do you stay relevant and effective in a world of continuous change? Join us for Gartner Program & Portfolio Management Summit 2019, June 17 – 19, in Washington, D.C., where you’ll get the insights you need to navigate digital shifts and advance your organization’s PPM maturity level in meaningful, value-driven ways.


Benefits include from lessons on how to achieve:


• Rapid execution through enterprise agility, product management and new operating models
• Cultural transformation that supports digital processes and resource management
• Business partnerships that ensure the prioritization of high-value initiatives


To help you navigate the conference agenda, we have mapped suggested sessions for PPM leaders in the public sector, along with case studies and targeted networking opportunities with your public-sector peers below.

Sunday, June 16
  • The Secrets of Prioritizing IT Demand
     Mbula Schoen, Senior Principal Analyst
  • Four Steps to Setting Up a PMO That Delivers Value
    Anthony Henderson, Senior Director Analyst
  • The Innovative PPM
    Marty Resnick, Senior Director Analyst
Monday, June 17 
  • The Culture PRISM: Introducing Five Dimensions That Shape Your Culture
    De’Onn Griffin, Senior Director Analyst 
  • Ask the Expert: PPM Leaders — Strategies for developing Product Management Capabilities to Scale Digital Business
    Dale Kutnick, Senior Vice President
  • Workshop: Understand the Financial Management Implications of Moving from Project to Product
    Jim McGittigan, VP Analyst
  • Getting the Most from Your PPM Tool Implementation
    Anthony Henderson, Senior Director Analyst
  • Workshop: Getting Your Message Across
    Rob Geraghty, Executive Coach, Expert in Influence and Presenting
  • The EPMO Challenge: Innovation Driven Demand Management
    Sarah Davies, Senior Director Analyst
  • How to Quickly Choose the Right Service Provider for Your Project
    Alan Stanley, Senior Director Analyst
  • Resource Management In The Digital Business
    Robert Handler, Distinguished VP Analyst
  • Improve the Realization of Digital Business Programs by Connecting to Your Real-World Business Processes
    Marc Kerremans, Senior Director Analyst
  • Workshop: Influencing Your Stakeholders
    Rob Geraghty, Executive Coach, Expert in Influence and Presenting
Tuesday, June 18 
  • Workshop: Drive the Alignment of Projects, Products and Outcome Metrics to Business Goals
    Michelle Coelho, Senior Director Analyst
  • Digital Business Needs Advanced Business Case Practices
    Dave Aron, Distinguished VP Analyst
  • Workshop: Women in IT — Tactics to Improve Gender Balance in IT
    De’Onn Griffin, Senior Director Analyst
  • Workshop: Presenting Your Business Case With Impact
    Rob Geraghty, Executive Coach, Expert in Influence and Presenting
  • Ask the Expert: Options to More Quickly Source Digital and Innovation Projects
    Alan Stanley, Senior Director Analyst
  • Ask the Expert: Power Politics for Women PPM Leaders
    Tina Nunno, Distinguished VP Analyst
  • Ask the Expert: Working with Architects to Drive Digital Business and Deliver Better Outcomes Pitfalls to Avoid and Practices to Adopt for Organizational Change Success
    James McGovern, Senior Director Analyst

Wednesday, June 19 
  • Build PPM Capabilities to Support Transformational Changes
    Chris Jenkins, Senior Principal, Advisory
  • Start Creating a Digital Twin of Your Organization to Guide Digital Business Transformation
    Marc Kerremans, Senior Director Analyst
  • Workshop: Using Agile to Estimate App Development Costs
    Marty Resnick, Senior Director Analyst
  • Building a Change-Ready Culture
    Neil Osmond, VP Analyst
  • Applying Adaptive Governance Techniques to Distributed Portfolios
    Joanne Kopcho, VP Analyst

Susan Filocco

MITRE Corporation
Case Study

MITRE: Improving an Agency’s Program Performance While Complying with Legislative Requirements

10:30 - 11:15 AM  | Tuesday, June 18

Government Agencies are under increasing pressure to produce results in high quality, effective programs that are delivered on time and on budget. The last few years have seen a flurry of confusing and seemingly overlapping legislation and OMB guidance.


This case study will share how one Federal Agency re-designed their organization to:


  • Create and follow an effective strategic plan
  • Mature the Program and Project Management capabilities – including cost estimation and performance
  • Pro-actively prepare for legislative reporting requirements
  • Foster collaboration amongst C-suite executives and their organizations in pursuit of a common goal

Jennie Fowler

Head of Enterprise PMO
American Credit Acceptance
Case Study

American Credit Acceptance: “Executive” Buy in – Can it be Simple?

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM | Monday, June 17

Do you struggle getting buy-in and / or consensus the further up the ladder you go? This case study highlights some of the PMO / EPMO challenges that Jennie Fowler, Head of EPMO, faced in communicating difficult, detailed topics to senior leadership at American Credit Acceptance and the techniques used to overcome these challenges.


This session will focus on:


  • How to simplify detail to what is meaningful to the CXO level 
  • How to communicate off of one page 
  • Next steps in the journey

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