Gartner Research

Taking a Bottom-Up Approach to Program Formation Improves Outcomes

Published: 09 June 2015

ID: G00278426

Analyst(s): Donna Fitzgerald


Grouping projects into a bottom-up program can improve resource management, as well as ensure superior project and program outcomes. This research offers program and PMO leaders concrete suggestions on how to improve the project, program or portfolio process.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Proposed Projects in the Portfolio for Cross-Project Dependencies, and Evaluate Their Degree of Flexibility to Determine How They Should Be Managed
    • Searching for Degrees of Constraint
  • Group Projects That Share a High Degree of Interdependency Into a Program, Assigning a Program Manager and Unified Team
    • Some Further Thoughts on Forming Bottom-Up Programs

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