Strategic Portfolio Management With Kanban

schedule Nov 20th 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM place Room 212 people 21 Attending

Portfolio management is a key aspect of organizational performance. The ability to visualize upcoming projects, projects in progress, the process of value creation, the dependencies, the ability to share a common vision and to throttle the work in progress based on organizational capacity are all contributing elements to the effectiveness of an organization.

Unfortunately, the shared vision of a portfolio is too often buried in a tool shared with too few people and does not help the organization build a global and cohesive plan of action.

But when we think about it... Value chain, limiting work in progress, transparency, flow... have you ever thought about using Kanban for portfolio management? Seems like a great idea!

Create alignment around what delivers value to your end-users, use cadence to move forward, help shape a new organizational culture, support innovation, continuous improvement, and leadership and unite people around a shared mission, that is what Kanban at the strategic level can bring.

5 favorite thumb_down thumb_up 0 comments visibility_off  Remove from Watchlist visibility  Add to Watchlist

Outline/structure of the Session

The presentation will be in three parts:

  1. A little bit of theory (presented in an interactive manner) on flow, pull systems, Kanban and such.
  2. Then we will look at how we can apply these principles and practices in portfolio management.
  3. Finally, a return on experience with a real-world large government implementation.

All of this while engaging the audience and having a bit of fun in the process.

Learning Outcome

  1. Have participants change the way they approach portfolio management.
  2. Position the principles and practices behind Kanban as powerful tools for an effective portfolio management.
  3. Through simple and entertaining examples, participants will understand how to apply Kanban to strategic portfolio management.
  4. Finally, participants will get a sense of the challenges that come along when implementing a strategic portfolio management with Kanban.

Target Audience

Managers, Project Managers, CIOs, Product Owners, Architects

schedule Submitted 10 months ago

Comments Subscribe to Comments

comment Comment on this Submission

  • Liked Valery Germain

    Valery Germain - Fatigué(e)s de mijoter les mêmes recettes ? Portez l’esprit d’innovation à ébullition !

    Valery Germain
    Valery Germain
    Agile coach
    schedule 11 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins

    Fatigué(e)s de mijoter les mêmes recettes ? Portez l’esprit d’innovation à ébullition !

    A toute époque, des défis impossibles (Toyota Prius, Star Wars) aux yeux de tous ont été relevés par des équipes emmenées par des individus « ordinaires » considérés depuis comme des visionnaires.

    Comment chacun de nous peut partager sa vision d'un meilleur à venir, d'un improbable possible?

    Comment amener nos collaborateurs à sortir des sentiers battus et réveiller en eux la flamme de l’innovation?

    Tired of simmering the same recipes? Bring the spirit of innovation to a boil!

    At any time, impossible challenges (Toyota Prius, Star Wars) for all to have been raised by teams taken by "ordinary" individuals considered since as visionaries.

    How can each of us share his vision of a better future, of a possible unlikely?

    How to bring our employees to think outside the box and awaken in them the flame of innovation?

  • Liked Eric Lessard

    Eric Lessard - Fast Inception: Why it matters and how to achieve it

    Eric Lessard
    Eric Lessard
    Agile Coach
    schedule 10 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins

    As agility spreads across organisations, the agile practices regarding execution have grown more mature and reliable. The inception phase of projects, however, remains challenging to many agile practitionners. For a long time, we pursued balance between a reckless all-in approach or a long and tedious path through stage gates and chains of approval. As a solution to these concerns, we came up with a path we refer to as the Fast Inception. This path, built with a dense and intense agenda collaborative workshops, is bound to provide a both shorter and safer way to bootsrap your project.