PPM best practices: From project to product, demand management and beyond.

The old world of PPM — focused on compliance and risk aversion — is in the midst of fundamental change, disrupted by new practices, roles, competencies and technologies that digital business demands. At Gartner Program & Portfolio Management Summit 2019, June 17 – 19, in Washington, D.C., you’ll get a clear look at what’s ahead for PPM, and learn how to apply tools and tactics required for the digital future.


Rapidly Transform PPM for Continuous Change

We'll help you focus on vital next steps: transitioning from project management to product management, aligning the efforts of your PPM team with the strategies and goals of the business, and creating a culture capable of shared thinking and collaboration. You’ll return to the office knowing what it takes to deliver real PPM value to your organization — and the skills you need to become an effective leader in an environment of rapid and constant 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 networking opportunities.

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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. Discover the agenda.

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Explore the 2019 agenda

Discover four tracks and 95 sessions delivering insights on the challenges most critical to PPM leaders.

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 highlights mechanisms, services and practices 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 by it. Potential new and novel ideas must be identified, evaluated and quickly pursued. This track discusses how to identify, procure and deploy PPM technology that will 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

Project to product

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Marriott Marquis 

Getting Here


Located minutes away from Reagan National and other airports, and within walking distance to local shops and restaurants.