Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: IT Is Moving Quickly From Projects to Products

Published: 23 October 2018

ID: G00373896

Analyst(s): Deacon D.K Wan, Matthew Hotle, Bill Swanton


A recent Gartner survey shows that the trend for managing application development and delivery work by moving from projects to products is accelerating. Application leaders trying to make the change need to anticipate the challenges they will face.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Companies Are Rapidly Adopting a Product-Centric Model
  • Speed to Market and Agility Are Driving the Change
  • Companies Struggle to Adapt Project-Funding Process to the Product Model
  • The Majority of Product Managers Report to IT or PMOs
  • Application Leaders Place Increasing Emphasis on Nontechnical Skills
  • Methodology
  • Definitions
    • Additional Research Contribution

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