Agile Portfolio Management Session at Agile2014

When Agile teams begin to deliver products incrementally, new opportunities open up at the portfolio level, delivering strategic business value. However, the traditional approach to portfolio management — which depends upon long-range forecasting and fixed financial controls — breaks down as business environments grow more complex, leaving portfolio managers ill-equipped to reap the potential benefits of their Agile programs.

In this interactive session about Agile Portfolio Management at Agile2014, I introduced tools that help portfolio managers not only survive but thrive under conditions of high business uncertainty. Participants took part in facilitated team-based exercises, which helped them gain an understanding of common financial language, real options analysis, the dynamic business case, and how to use risk profiles to determine which financial controls best fit different classes of investments.