location_city Washington schedule Sep 23rd 08:50 - 09:35 AM EDT place Auditorium + Ballrooms people 27 Interested

Historically, Project Managers (PMs) and other middle managers have hustled in a bureaucratic system to drive teams to deliver value. As organizations transition from a project to product model, where can these leaders best add value in a fast-moving, Agile and entrepreneurial world? In this new and exciting world, middle managers are enabling rapid delivery of value and successful business outcomes via the creation of the Agile Value Management Office™. Learn how an Agile VMO™ drives business agility through small batches, frequent releases, and continuous adaptation. We'll explore how to:

  • Create a collaborative management team-of-teams
  • Bring Lean discipline to product portfolio prioritization
  • Establish an End-to-End team model of resource management
  • Track in-flight product work using a Visual Management System

We'll explore the transition for PMs and other leaders into this exciting role: facilitating the delivery of flow, value, and innovation end-to-end on the Agile VMO™, even as they support their Agile teams in the quest for business agility.


Outline/Structure of the Keynote

This popular, interactive session is based on our work in the field of agile product and program management; and that has been informed both though our own experience advising clients at senior management and executive levels. Organizations applying the concepts herein include Huntington Bank, Nationwide Insurance, the Royal Bank of Canada, Freddie Mac and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

The basic agenda is:

Industry Snapshot. We’ll present a lightning snapshot of the “State of Agile in 2019,” including statistics from the VersionOne State of Agile survey. This will serve as a broad baseline of understanding where agile methods have been successful in the industry, and establish challenges to adopting agile end-to-end in our organizations.

What is Business Agility? We’ll demystify and “de-jargonify” the concepts behind Business Agility. We’ll then link to agile methods as a critical driver of digital transformation and thereby business agility in today’s turbulent business environment and hypercompetitive world. Many of the concepts are captured at http://www.businessagilitysparks.com.

The Agile Value Management Office. We’ll share the Agile VMO details along with case studies with significantly impactful business outcomes like 67% reduction in time-to-market reduction, 25% rise in employee engagement, and 35% improvement in customer satisfaction.

PM role Transition. We’ll then share the shift in the PMs role accomplished to deliver these outcomes. We’ll share sample artifacts, pictures and other data to make the concepts real and accessible.

Group Discussion, Q&A. While we’ll entertain questions along the way, we’ll maintain a small buffer of time at the end of the session to wrap up, and leave attendees with actionable takeaways.

Learning Outcome

Learn how an Agile VMO™ (AVMO™) helps organizations pivot from project to product, by enabling small batch requirements, frequent releases and continuous improvement. We’ll explore how to :

  • Create a tight, collaborative management team of teams that leads the delivery of value
  • Bring lean discipline to product portfolio prioritization
  • Track in-flight product work using a Visual Management System
  • Establish an end-to-end value stream teams model of resource management

Target Audience

project and product leaders, project and product owners, project, program and product managers, executives, directors, VPs

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basics of Scrum or Kanban

Some knowledge of project and/or product management

Some background in leadership concepts

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