Project Management

Gartner Insights: PPM's Role in Driving Real Business Transformation

Vlad is a Program Manager at UMT360 .

Business transformation is a subject we continue to hear a lot about, but what does it really mean? More importantly, what does it have to do with project and program management? The term “business transformation” can have a variety of meanings depending on who you’re talking to, but the question of how it relates to PPM was pretty well addressed at this year’s Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit in Orlando.

What will the life of PPM professionals be like in 2030?
In the opening keynote session, Gartner Distinguished Analyst Dale Kutnick provided some fascinating insights into what the world might look like a mere 15 years from now. Highlighting a myriad of external trends—everything from population growth to increased digitalization across all aspects of our lives to the impact of automation and analytics—his presentation offered a glimpse of the many factors that will be driving business transformation in the not-so-distant future.

Many of us are already aware of the blurred lines between the physical and digital worlds – both across the enterprise and within PPM. But according to Gartner, digitalization is just a waypoint on the ultimate journey toward an autonomous business in which powerful algorithms are used to drive improved business decisions.

Examples of how this next wave of automation has already transformed …

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