Gartner Expert

Daniel B. Stang

VP Analyst

Daniel B. Stang is a Research Vice President in Gartner Research, covering project and portfolio management (PPM) applications. His expertise includes PPM process definition, adoption and automation.

Mr. Stang tracks PPM software vendors and their products, as part of a continuous research process involving PPM best practices. He is the lead analyst for Gartner's PPM software market research and analysis, and lead author on multiple Magic Quadrants and Market Guides, including the Magic Quadrant for Project and Portfolio Management Software and Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis (IIPA), as well as the Market Guide for Strategy Execution Management (SEM) Software.

As part of his duties, Mr. Stang helps Gartner clients define PPM and portfolio management processes for their organizations and create strategies for automating them. He can help clients build PPM and other product shortlists based on their specific needs. His research includes overviews of PPM technologies to help Gartner clients compare prospective vendor offerings, while making software investment decisions. Mr. Stang also provides consulting and advisory services for a number of PPM and other software vendors operating in the PPM and other markets.

Roles and responsibility

CIOs, head of IT, head of R&D, business managers interested in portfolio management, PMOs and head of PMO, project team managers.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Stang worked for a niche IT-based research company, tracking a variety of software technologies and providers, including those offering ERP applications, application development tools, project management systems, document management systems, and web authoring and development software.

Professional background

Thomas Scientific


Faulkner Information Services


Areas of coverage

Program and Portfolio Management Leaders

PMO Evolution for Digital

PMO Strategies and Disciplines


B.A., English, LaSalle University, Philadelphia

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do we build and pursue an effective PPM strategy?

2What are the prevailing and most effective PPM best practices and trends?

3How can we change manage PPM into our project organization?

4What are the appropriate PPM systems to deploy in a project environment?

5How can we use portfolio management to respond to business opportunities?