The Agile Portfolio Manager: Advanced Lean-Agile Practices
DescriptionTopics: Agile | Portfolio Management | Strategic Planning and Implementation
The transition from project-centric portfolio management towards customer-centric product and service and value streams is accelerating with every Agile implementation in IT and beyond. After all, every company is a software company, and IT drives everything we touch. Balancing long term strategy with the ever-changing demands of your customers and new organizational agile capabilities will be our focus. Welcome to the Creative Economy. Industrial age portfolio processes are no match for the dynamics and demands of value creation in today's Creative Economy. As Agile transforms the ways our teams deliver solutions, so too is the Agile mindset transformation the way we align our investment strategies, analyze and initiate projects, plan and monitor work, and evaluate results through customer-value focused delivery.
An Agile Enterprise requires Agile Portfolio Management and Agile Portfolio Managers. This seminar is a bold step away from the status-quo, focusing on advanced Agile Portfolio Management knowledge and practices derived from the most successful Agile frameworks in use, such as Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise (SAFe), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DA), Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), Scrum@Scale, and DAFLEX.
This seminar is based on real-world implementations and provides a playbook for traditional program and portfolio managers to align their practices to support the Agile enterprise transformation that is most likely already in progress. This program bridges the gap between the traditional static roadmaps and the dynamic backlogs used by hyper-productive value stream teams.
Our focus will be on advanced Agile Portfolio Management practices that align with the Agile Values and Principles through the implementation of a LEAN Portfolio Management process aligned to strategic themes and derived Value Streams. You will learn you how to quantify business value for ranking Portfolios. Our focus will be on practices that translate the strategic and customer voices from Personas and Customer Journeys all the way to MVP Roadmaps and ultimately actionable Backlogs utilizing MBIs. Together, we will develop advanced practices that balance the strategic long term objectives with the new found agility as part of an Agile Enterprise Transformation. Drop the five-year roadmap for a day and join us to learn what's next. You won't find this stuff in books. Not yet.
What You Will Learn
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate how you can quantify business value and prioritize work.
- Define your weighted shortest job first approach to continuous delivery of value.
- Investigate how best to connect Products, Projects, and Agile Value Stream Teams (VSTs).
- Design your Agile Portfolio Management Approach: From Strategic Themes to a Portfolio Kanban to Delivery as a continuously repeatable process.
- Examine real-world case studies of Agile Portfolio Management success and how to apply it to your business and the role of Agile Portfolio Manager.
- Evaluate how DevSecOps will help your organization to optimize your value streams.
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