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Trading my “B” for a “P” – Farewell BPM, Hello PPM!

by Elise Olding  |  February 14, 2012  |  3 Comments

I have had 4 1/2 great years with the Gartner BPM team. It’s been fun shaping the research, meeting everyone at the conferences and writing research. I’m sad to leave good friends and wonderful collegues.  The good news is that I will be at all the Gartner BPM Summits this year!

I’m now onto my next challenge…effective Feb. 1 I have joined the Program and Portfolio Management team. They are a great group and I’m looking forward to expanding my research into this area. I will be taking the organizational change research with me and also continue to work on the intersection between the PMO and BPM – what Donna Fitzgerald has defined as the enterprise PMO. (And hot news off the press: we are continuing to see the convergence of the PMO, BPM and organizational change.)

I’m looking forward to keeping connected to those of you with whom I’ve worked with while on the BPM team and look forward to new connections in the PPM world.


Tags: bpm  organizational-change  pmo  ppm  

Elise Olding
Research Director
7 years at Gartner
32 years IT industry

Elise Olding is a Research Director covering the complex challenges of organizational change and business transformation from a people perspective. Her areas of focus include organizational change, communications strategies and emerging trends in employee engagement from a hands-on practitioner view. Ms. Olding provides research on a worldwide basis, advising clients on best practices to achieve sustainable change and business transformation. She is a member of Gartner's Business Process and Transformation team. Read Full Bio

Thoughts on Trading my “B” for a “P” – Farewell BPM, Hello PPM!

  1. Elise, we appreciate the research and excitement you brought to BPM. We will continue to follow you as you expand into PPM. Good luck!!

  2. Pearl Zhu says:

    Always enjoy your BPM insight, now you move on to PPM, look forward to getting your PPM wisdom soon. modern BPM & PPM may need stand out together to breakdown the traditional functional silos, weave the businenss lattice and shape the future of social business.

  3. Jim Sutton says:

    Elise, hello and all the best on the new position.

    I have experienced the convergence and interplay across the disciplines you mention, seeing them as inter-related parts of the successful blueprint. I hope you might take the opportunity to look at this recent post on PPM, or my blogs most recent post, both of which make the point.

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