Gartner Research

The PMO's Role in Product Line Management

Published: 17 August 2017

ID: G00346031

Analyst(s): PMO Research Team

Summary

While the organization’s adoption of product line management will inevitably force the PMO to rethink its legacy mandate, unique opportunities have emerged for the PMO to support the organization.

Table Of Contents

Digitization, Product Line Management, and the PMO

What Are Product Lines?

The Promise of Product Lines: Faster Delivery Against Shifting Business Objectives

Organizational Challenges Specific to Product Lines

Roles for the (E)PMO in Product Lines: An Inflection Point in PMO History

PROMOTER

INVESTMENT STEWARD

ORCHESTRATOR

TALENT ENABLER

SERVICE PROVIDER

PROGRAM DRIVER

Likely Glide Paths for Various Types of PMOs

The Consolidation of IT and Enterprise PMOs

Conclusion

Endnotes

About this Research

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