Gartner Research

Digital Platforms Require Program and Portfolio Management to Take a New Approach

Published: 24 April 2017

ID: G00328272

Analyst(s): Robert Handler


Digital platforms are changing business dynamics. Program and portfolio management leaders must embrace digital business platforms and adjust to account for their network effects, which may include exponential growth and never-ending change.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Internalize Digital Platform Dynamics, Identifying Your Digital Platform Strategy, and Acting Consistently Within That Strategy
  • Embrace a "Cloud SaaS First" Mentality for Mainstream PPM Tool Needs
  • For Digital Business Platform Programs, Use Different Metrics for Approval, Monitoring at Early Stages and Monitoring at Maturity

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