Portfolio Agility Service

Portfolio Agility: Lean Portfolio Management

Connect your strategy to execution in order to thrive as an organization and deliver customer value faster, with better quality.

As part of our portfolio agility service, coaches partner with program and portfolio leaders to build a cohesive product and portfolio function and teach leaders to effectively leverage lean portfolio management in order to orchestrate company strategy. 

What we’ll deliver:

    • Define your portfolio(s) boundaries
    • Design the portfolio structure, policies & participants
    • Formation of the Portfolio Leadership Team
    • Enabling and guiding leaders through key portfolio sessions
    • Portfolio management training
    • Monthly coaching support of the portfolio implementation & execution

Key agile outcomes:

    • Clarity and focus on the most important work
    • Clear, measurable outcomes aligned with enterprise strategy
    • Funding and estimation fluency that supports responsive decision-making
    • Work is clarified in a pull-based flow system and balanced to real capacity rather than unrealistic assumptions
    • Visibility into adjustments that better target desired results based on early learning
    • Decisions around priority and tradeoffs are fully informed by data
    • Ability to accurately forecast the delivery of integrated and potentially shippable product increments
    • Common “currency” for costs and estimates to simplify reporting and enable value-based decisions vs. internal competition for scarce resources

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Why Lean Portfolio Management?

Traditional portfolio management techniques are not always aligned with the agile ways of working which accommodate rapid learning and change Without a responsive portfolio, your organization may lack the whole-org agility needed to effectively align to the strategy you target. As products and solutions grow increasingly complex, a greater understanding is needed around how value flows through your organization, and increased focus is required to optimize that flow using the unique capabilities of your organization. As seen in the diagram below from Scaled Agile, Inc. A lean-agile approach within your portfolio increases your organization’s ability to operate more effectively in complex and rapidly changing environments.

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