Gartner Research

Defining the Adaptive Program Management Life Cycle

Published: 29 July 2011

ID: G00213420

Analyst(s): Donna Fitzgerald, Audrey Apfel


The Gartner Adaptive Program Management Life Cycle provides context for large, complex programs where the key characteristics are a people-led, iterative approach, with a clear vision of the end state and a strong program team.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Program Planning and Control In Adaptive Programs
  • Steps: Envision, Order, Create/Build, Engrain Change, Evaluate Results, Learn
    • The Envision Step
    • The Order Step
    • The Create/Build Step
    • The Engrain Change Step
    • The Evaluate Results Step
    • The Learn Step

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