FireDice Portfolio LabJason Tice
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If you have a portfolio, or you are on a team that is within a portfolio, chances are you either have agonizing and costly multi-day planning meetings to try to plan out work between teams to minimize dependencies and roadblocks, or you don’t do any planning and find yourself experiencing constant changes, challenges and impediments and may not have a good understanding of the near-term goal your team is working toward - sound familiar? If it does, join us to experience “FireDice Portfolio Lab” where multiple concurrent sessions of the “FireDice” game are used to simulate a software development portfolio - participants can experiment during the lab to determine planning activities are too much, which are too little, and hopefully find a combination of activities that are “just right”. “FireDice” is a team simulation that uses dice and cards to challenge teams to determine how to establish team-level WIP limits to promote the flow of work while also maximizing the value of work delivered. In our lab environment, independent teams will come together to form a portfolio, players can choose which planning activities, signaling systems, and feedback loops are necessary to promote the flow of work from the portfolio and maximize the value delivered at the portfolio level. “FireDice Portfolio Lab” allows participants to experiment with several different multi-team agile frameworks (Scaled Agile, Enterprise Service Planning, etc) to assess if the cadence, planning activities, and feedback loops prescribed within a framework are effective for their environment. Participants can also choose to create their own framework or cadence for portfolio planning and then assess its effectiveness. By participating in the lab, participants will learn the intricacies of effective portfolio level planning, and learn how to measure and assess if sufficient planning and feedback mechanisms are in place to promote flow and maximize the value delivered by all teams within the portfolio.