Agile Portfolio Management

Agile Portfolio Management

– Building the Agile Enterprise –

More and more companies, even outside IT and pure Software development, are trying out Agile ways of working, through forming Agile Teams. Given the right environment, deployment of Agile Teams can be successful, increasing productivity and customer orientation within R&D organizations. This is great, BUT, in many places the rest of the organization keeps working as before, including Product Management, Finance AND Steering of the Company. We see this pattern repeating itself, especially in hardware centric companies, not releasing the full potential of Agile ways of working.

This course is about connecting all parts of the company from Portfolio & Steering to Agile Team deliveries to customers. It will provide you with a framework centered around value streams, meaning how to generate most possible value to customers and consumers. We will guide you and give you the methods and tools you need to set-up and operate such value streams. You will be part of a consultant team that transforms the fictive company Greener Grass, using these methods and tools hands-on.

This course is relevant when:

  • Agile ways-of-working are being considered, and you want to take an enterprise approach from the start
  • Current ways-of-working within Product Management doesn’t match R&D Agile ways-of-working
  • Outputs of the current Agile set-up doesn’t meet expectations

Price for online-course

19000 SEK plus VAT

Upcoming Events

  • 7-8 December 2021 – Online

Course content

  • Value Streams – Customer Orientation
  • Beyond Budgeting – Dynamic Steering
  • Cross Functional Teams – Delivering Value
  • Portfolio Backlog Management – Maximizing Value
  • Lean Product Development – Optimizing Flow
  • Scaling Operations – Sustaining Effectiveness

Target group

Leaders within R&D, Product Management & Company Steering

Trainers

Jonas Harris

Jonas Harris is a pioneer in deploying Agile and Scrum in hardware centric environments. As development director at Ericsson Mobile Platforms he first implemented agile ways of working in 2006, Scrum scaled up for 300 software engineers. He started MEQIFY in 2015 after a successful pilot project on Scrum for Hardware with a multinational packaging company. Jonas is an Agile Coach and Transformation leader who is passionate about increasing team motivation and delivery capability. Jonas is certified Scrum Master and SAFe 5 SPC.

Stefan Magnusson

Stefan Magnusson has many years of experience as an Agil Coach and Scrum Master. He has developed and implemented agile working methods for the development of embedded systems as well as driven the development of Scrum for hardware training.
Stefan is Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM-l) and SAFe 4 Agilist.

Testimonials

Great overview and some depth of how to change an example company that was once a market leader but stumbled, back to that position in an agile transformation. Theory content was supported by well chosen group exercises, where the participants step by step created the new agile setup for said example company with a tangible product portfolio, using tools and methods which were both simple and understandable, but yet make great impact.

Two very interesting days. Gave me a broad view on agile product development. It became clear to me where we are and where we as a company should go to maintain our competitiveness.

An excellent course for the experienced professional working with product development, in any function, on how to practically work with portfolios and values streams in an agile organization. Lots of sharing of experiences in an open environment, with practical exercises to test how this can work in practice.