Enterprises of all sizes will assume the stance that Gartner calls ContinuousNext, an environment characterized by perpetual renewal, swift delivery and interaction. In ContinuousNext, leaders must apply three principles — shape, shift and share — to consistently benefit from consistent, unending change. It has important implications for PPM culture, processes, approaches and roles.
This year’s conference theme, Rapidly Transform PPM for Continuous Change, is grounded in the ContinuousNext concept. The transition to digital is accelerating, disrupting business models and changing how organizations create and deliver value. To avoid chaos and succeed in the ContinuousNext environment, PPM leaders must anticipate change and embrace new processes, skills and technologies that support agility and responsiveness. We’ve identified five key imperatives that will help companies succeed in ContinuousNext: culture, privacy, artificial or augmented intelligence, a shift from project delivery to product innovation, and digital twins. ContinuousNext will present real challenges for PPM leaders, but we believe that if you focus on the culture and skills issues, the rest will follow.