Gartner Research

Leadership Development Module 2, Chapter 5: Establishing Value-Based Performance Criteria for Portfolios, Programs and Projects

Published: 29 February 2016

ID: G00300750

Analyst(s): Colleen Young, Michael Smith

Summary

Project, program and portfolio management are three distinct, yet closely related IT management disciplines. In this chapter, we provide the basic concepts and relationships that exist among these functions and show how performance management is the common link between them.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Definitions
  • The Role of Performance Management Across Disciplines
  • Relating the BVM to Portfolio, Program and Project Management
    • Putting It All Together
    • A Working Example
  • The Role of Performance Management Within These Disciplines
    • Performance Management in the Context of Portfolio Management
    • Performance Management in the Context of Program Management
    • Performance Management in the Context of Project Management
  • Common Missteps in Maturing Performance Management Capabilities
  • Recommendations

Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.