Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Project and Portfolio Management, 2014

Published: 23 July 2014

ID: G00264147

Analyst(s): Teresa Jones, Mbula Schoen


As PPM leaders struggle to cope with managing unrelenting demand, new tools and techniques have emerged to help such leaders address this challenge. Gartner's new Hype Cycle for Project and Portfolio Management positions various tools and techniques to indicate their level of hype and maturity.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Maximize Value and Avoid Waste by Managing PPM Tool Proliferation
    • PM Disciplines and Structures Change With Both Maturity and Project Type
    • Organizational Change Will Be Key to Longer-Term PPM Success
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Big Change
    • Enterprise PMO
    • Project Capability Centers
    • Collaborative Work Management
    • Hybrid Application Project Management
    • Project Collaboration Workspaces
    • Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis
    • PPM for Architecture, Engineering and Construction
  • At the Peak
    • PPM for New Product Development
    • Agile Project Management
    • Kanban for Programs
    • Application Portfolio Management
    • Cloud-Based IT PPM Services
    • Project-Centric Organizational Change Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Project Management Certification
    • IT PMO
    • Traditional IT Project Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Earned Value Management
    • IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications
    • PPM for Professional Services
    • Project-Oriented Agile Development Methodology
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Idea Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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