Gartner Expert

Sean Bankston

Director, Advisory

Sean Bankston is a Director within the Gartner IT Leaders Advisory practice. He supports leaders in the areas of Strategic Portfolio Management, providing insights and actionable advice on software engineering leadership, program and portfolio management, EPMO, PMO services, project manager training, product management, organizational change management, and change leadership.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Bankston held leadership positions across several industries, including a research-focused higher education institution, a Fortune 500 consumer services company, and a non-profit organization funded via a public private partnership.

Professional background

Florida State University

Director, Technology Services

Core Civic

Manager, Operations Finance

Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.

Executive Director, Program Management

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders

Best-in-Class Portfolio Office

Strategic Portfolio Management

Software Engineering Technologies

Software Engineering Practices


MS, Information Studies

BA, Business Administration

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Transforming the PMO/EPMO, Developing Project Portfolio Management and Prioritization

2Effective PM Talent for a Digital Era, IT Score for Program & Portfolio Management

3Scaling Agile in the Organization, Enterprise Agile, Agile Roles

4Product-Centric Delivery, Product Line Management, Product Roles

5IT Score for Applications, IT Score for Software Engineering Leaders