Agile Portfolio Management - Taking Agile Up the Corporate LadderSimon Storm
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While many companies are adopting Agile development practices, it is fascinating how most of the management team in these companies are still starting trying to budget and plan in one year increments. Budget and planning starts in the fall and managers are literally guessing what they will need and what they are going to be working on 12 months down the road. It is inevitable that within the first few months of the plan there is going to a major event that is going make the plan completely irrelevant. It could be a new project that came out of nowhere, an issue with a major application that needs all hands to address, or the simple fact that as the team has completed work throughout the year, what was important at the beginning of the year is no longer important.
In this talk we will share the experiences of the IT management team of a small financial services firm that took a conference room and Scrum and found a way to improve throughput, increase visibility, and improve coordination across IT, all while delivering projects, responding to auditors and growing the company's product portfolio.