Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Project and Portfolio Management, 2018

Published: 18 July 2018

ID: G00340350

Analyst(s): Mbula Schoen


This Hype Cycle provides program and portfolio management leaders guidance into the maturity and viability of various capabilities and underlying technologies that not only impact, but are also transforming how projects and programs are delivered and how portfolio decisions are made.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Project Management Bots
    • Human-Centered Design
    • Project Capability Centers
    • Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis
    • Adaptive Enterprise
  • At the Peak
    • Business Agile
    • Strategy Realization Office
    • Adaptive Program Management
    • Business Transformation Office
    • Enterprise Agile Frameworks
    • Product-Centric Delivery Model
    • Project Collaboration and Management
    • Workstream Collaboration
    • Agile Project Management
    • Robotic Process Automation Software
    • PPM for New Product Development
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Application Portfolio Management
    • Cloud-Based IT PPM Services
    • Kanban for Programs
    • Project Management Certification
    • DevOps
    • Hybrid Application Project Management
    • Reporting EPMO
    • Resource Management
    • Traditional IT Project Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Domain PMO
    • Organizational Change
    • Earned Value Management
    • IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications
    • PPM for Professional Services
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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