Agile Portfolio Management (Agile Executive)
Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Many executives have initiated, funded and supported agile transformations within their organizations. Today, the majority of new IT projects kick-off “agile” which signals a clear trend that agile projects will dominate the future. With more agile projects “in flight”, executives who make strategic decisions about project initiatives are becoming more and more interested in fully benefiting from agility. This has led to a growing demand in project portfolio management techniques.
This 1-day session will not only answer questions for decision-maker about the character of agile project teams, but also provide insights how to initiate, steer, and sometimes kill agile projects. Attendees will learn how to read signals from agile projects to make better decisions. In addition, through hands-on exercises, participants will explore why an agile portfolio is best managed using an agile process and what promising business opportunities arise for executives by doing so. This will lead to a truly agile enterprise with all levels committed and immersed in the techniques.
Learn directly from Jochen (Joe) Krebs, who pioneered the topic of executive agile portfolio management since 2007 and published the first book about this topic in 2008. In his career, Joe has taught thousands of professionals in agile processes, for example Scrum, Lean/Kanban and XP. Joe has led one of the largest agile transformations in the industry at AOL and infused small, start-up, mid-size and large organization with agility through his training and coaching services. Joe is the founder of Incrementor, a boutique coaching and training company focusing on all things agile.
Joe will begin with an executive briefing about agility and the tremendous opportunities they provide to the enterprise. We will cover strategies to manage a project portfolio and play a portfolio steering game. We will also discuss challenges, opportunities and risks when we use agile in distributed vs. co-located cultures. We will cover the unique metrics agile projects produce and how to interpret them to make better project decisions.
Jochen’s courses are rarely offered as open enrollment. Take advantage of this unique offering and reserve your seat. If you like to bring this session to your organization as a private training, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executives, Members of a PMO (Project Management Office), Change Agents, Coaches, Scrum Masters and Leaders interested in agile processes
Attendees will receive a course manual and a copy of Joe’s book “Agile Portfolio Management”. Lunch and refreshments are included.
When & Where
OUR NAME IS OUR MISSION, ENABLING CONTINUOUS BUSINESS VALUE (INCREMENT) THROUGH KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND CONSULTING (MENTOR) SERVICES.
INCREMENTOR IS A BOUTIQUE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING FIRM SPECIALIZED IN AGILE PROJECT AND PRODUCT MANAGEMENT FOR INDIVIDUAL TEAMS AND ENTIRE ENTERPRISES. WE ARE CHANGE AGENTS OFFERING A UNIQUE BLEND OF KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND APPLICATION OF SCRUM, EXTREME PROGRAMMING (XP), LEAN AND OTHER ITERATIVE-INCREMENTAL PROCESSES. OUR POPULAR TRAINING COURSES FOR EXAMPLE, ARE OFTEN AN IDEAL KICK-OFF OR REFRESHER FOR ENTIRE PROJECT TEAMS. OUR COURSES ARE PRACTICAL AND WE RELATE AND APPLY THE COURSE CONTENT WITH YOUR TEAM THROUGH THE INITIAL ITERATIONS. TO INTENSIFY AN AGILE TRANSFORMATION, WE OFFER VERY SHORT BUT FOCUSED WORKSHOPS EVEN WHILE THE SPRINT IS IN FLIGHT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO US, THAT WE ASSEMBLE PRAGMATIC SOLUTIONS WITH A POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOUR BUSINESS VALUE. WE ACCOMPLISH THAT BY TAKING SHORT INTERVALS AFTER WHICH WE REFLECT, ADAPT AND EXECUTE AGAIN.
ON AN ENTERPRISE-LEVEL, WE PREPARE AND EXECUTE SOLUTIONS TO TRANSFORM ENTIRE ORGANIZATIONS BY EMBRACING AGILE PROJECT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF YOUR ORGANIZATION, WE WORK DIRECTLY WITH YOUR EXECUTIVE TEAM AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE (PMO). OUR EXPERTISE IN THIS AREA ALLOWS US TO ADVISE AND EXECUTE FOR TOP-DOWN OR BOTTOM-UP AGILE ADOPTION PROGRAMS ALIKE.
OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE EXPERIENCED INSTANT BENEFITS FROM ADOPTING OUR PRACTICES. THESE INCLUDE ACCELERATED TIME-TO-MARKET RELEASE MANAGEMENT, INCREASED INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY, HIGHER SOFTWARE QUALITY AND ALSO MUCH HIGHER TEAM MORALE.