Lean / Agile Portfolio Management

How to get the most out of your Agile teams by linking their backlogs to traditional or Lean portfolio management.

In the two day Lean / Agile Portfolio Management course, participants will learn how to bridge the gap between backlog driven Agile teams and the strategy driven business and/or innovation portfolio.

This course starts out by explaining the benefits of linking the strategy driven portfolio and the Agile delivery and it explains two major approaches to build the bridge:

> PMI® based Program & Benefit management as source for epics and features
> SAFe® inspired Lean Portfolio Management and how to link the Portfolio Kanban to the Agile continuous exploration and delivery

This course should be considered “agnostic”, but draws on the principles and practices from PMI®, Lean New Product Development and Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). These theoretical frameworks are enriched with the experience of the two Threon trainers.

€ 1395

€ 1295

Early bird price

Early bird pricing applies when registering at least 2 months before the training start date.


Duration: 2 days

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 17:00 | Day 1
  • 09:00 - 17:00 | Day 2

Course Fee includes:

  • 2 days classroom training
  • Training material
  • Exercises/ Case studies
  • Lunch, drinks & snacks
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Your benefits

In 2 days you will understand:

  • The essence of hypothesis and validation driven epics and features for Agile team backlogs;
  • How PMI® based Program & Benefit Management can be tuned to feed Agile team backlogs;
  • How SAFe® based Lean Portfolio Management works;
  • How the Lean Portfolio Kanban links to Agile continuous exploration and delivery.

This course strikes a balance between theory and practice and you will also get tips and tricks on getting started on:

  • Either tuning existing PMI® based Program & Benefit Management approaches;
  • Or setting up Lean Portfolio Management.

This course introduces you to the essential concepts of Lean/Agile portfolio management and gets you started on your implementation journey. However it is not an expert level training.

Why should you take this course? What will you learn?

Are you responsible for portfolio management or PMO in an organization that is moving to Agile?

Or do you already have Agile teams working on discovery and delivery, but with no or only loose connection to the strategic portfolio?

You want to get the most strategic benefit out of your Agile teams?
Then this course is ideal for you.

It covers the following topics:

  • Essence of Lean New Product Development and Agile Software Development
  • Strategic benefits of Agile continuous discovery and delivery
  • Hypothesis formulation and validation
  • PMI® based Program & Benefit management as source for epics and features
  • SAFe® inspired Lean Portfolio Management
  • Lean Portfolio Kanban