Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Project and Portfolio Management, 2019

Published: 30 July 2019

ID: G00369489

Analyst(s): Anthony Henderson


This Hype Cycle provides program and portfolio management leaders guidance into the maturity and viability of various PPM capabilities and technologies. These capabilities are transforming the delivery of projects, products and programs, as well as how portfolio decisions are made.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Project Management Bots
    • Robotic Process Automation-Enabled PPM
    • Artificial Intelligence-Enabled PPM
    • ContinuousNext
    • PMO/PPM as a Service
    • Strategy Execution Management
    • Adaptive Portfolio Governance
    • Human-Centered Design
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Transformation Office
    • Product Management and Roadmapping Tools
    • Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis
    • Strategy Realization Office
    • Adaptive Program Management
    • Business Agile
    • Digital Twin
    • Product-Centric Delivery Model
    • Project Collaboration and Management
    • Collaborative Work Management
    • Agile Project Management
    • Prescriptive Analytics
    • Enterprise Agile Frameworks
    • Workstream Collaboration
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • PPM for New Product Development
    • Robotic Process Automation Software
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
    • EPMO
    • Kanban for PPM
    • Application Portfolio Management
    • Resource Management
    • Hybrid Application Project Management
    • Traditional IT Project Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • DevOps
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Domain PMO
    • Organizational Change
    • Earned Value Management
    • IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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