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Where Your PPM Career Won't Be in 2020: Program Managers Will Focus More on Integration Than on Delivery

Published: 29 October 2015

ID: G00292420

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford


A tsunami of change is engulfing every aspect of the PPM disciplines, including program management. Basic practices will change little, while the program ecosystem undergoes major change. Component integration becomes complex and important for program managers.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • New digital platforms, applications and providers will force program managers to focus more on integration than on delivery
  • Digital transformation introduces new risk types that require program managers to institute changed approaches to program risk management
  • Fundamental changes in the makeup of program teams will require program managers to work across multiple locations, time zones, and corporate and national cultures

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