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 slide 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
Charlene Cuenca, SPCT
With over 25 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 large, publicly-traded corporations, as well as the Federal Government for over 12 years. She is passionate about Agile, and enjoys helping enterprises on their journey towards organizational agility. She is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Enterprise Business Agility Strategist (EBAS), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Project Management Professional (PMP), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT4), and more. Charlene has been part of several proven large scale Agile Transformations providing portfolio, program, team and leadership coaching and training. When she is not working, Charlene can be found at the beach, listening to music, spending time with family and friends, sightseeing, and knocking items off of her bucket list.