2019 SAFe® Summit Presentation: Pragmatic Lean Portfolio Management

Nov 1, 2019

More often than not, the shift to Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) is not an overnight one. After all, it takes time to pivot from traditional Project Management (PPM) to a lean-agile LPM capability, especially since we want to get the SAFe Essentials established first. But the benefits are clear—better exposing strategy and demand and having a big picture view of capacity and impact on delivery provides better alignment and transparency, which in turn informs better decision making and trade-off discussions at all levels. But where do we begin?

In this presentation, you will learn the context of LPM and view field-tested, practical approaches to get started.

Key Takeaways and Objectives

  • Understanding LPM usage
  • Enable a starting set Portfolio Kanban criteria that engages multiple functions
  • Enable Portfolio Flow even with a combination of mixed mode, waterfall and agile programs
  • Enable transparency across multiple ARTs regardless of maturity using an impact analysis view

Presented at the SAFe® Summit in San Diego on Oct 2, 2019.

Video shared with permission from Scaled Agile, Inc. View original link.

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Written by Charlene M. Cuenca , SAFe Fellow, SPCT, SAFe Contributor

With over 29 years of professional experience, Charlene has been a leader in transforming organizations and teams into Agile and Scaled Agile best practices. Charlene has experience working with enterprise Agile initiatives with organizations large and small, Federal Government, and Fortune 500 companies for over 17 years. She is passionate about Agile and enjoys helping enterprises on their journey towards organizational agility.

Charlene holds several certifications/designations including but not limited to SAFe Fellow, SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), Enterprise Business Agility Strategist (EBAS), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5), and SAFe Contributor. Charlene has been part of several proven large-scale Global Agile Transformations providing enterprise, portfolio, program, team, and Exec/Sr leadership coaching and training, across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.


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