Gartner Research

Unlocking the Potential of Programs

Published: 11 August 2014

ID: G00340089

Analyst(s): PMO Research Team


Programs, not projects, should be the first and primary altitude of key activities and decisions. A program-centric approach shifts the altitude of portfolio planning, program delivery, and talent management from the project to the program level. This shift can reduce the cost of program delivery by up to $4 million, while delivering greater business benefits. This study will help you shift the altitude of portfolio planning, elevate critical delivery activities to the program level, and build high-performing program managers.

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