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Agile Portfolio Management (AgilePfM)
Agile Portfolio Management

In This White Paper

October 2017 | Agile Portfolio

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Many organisations have already started working in an Agile way. Typically, Agile is initially introduced at the team level, or at the project and team level. As Agile becomes embedded as “one of the ways we work”, the next step is often to introduce Agile Programme Management, which links projects (both Agile and non-Agile) and coordinates them to deliver benefits.

Written by Barbara Roberts

Agile Portfolio Management (AgilePfM) - for the Agile-Mature organisation


How Agile Portfolio Management helps

Many organisations have already started working in an Agile way. Typically, Agile is initially introduced at the team level, or at the project and team level. As Agile becomes embedded as “one of the ways we work”, the next step is often to introduce Agile Programme Management, which links projects (both Agile and non-Agile) and coordinates them to deliver benefits.

Agile Portfolio Management can be viewed as the next piece of the jigsaw. It provides guidance for the higher levels of an organisation, showing how to keep delivery of initiatives focused on delivering the strategy, as well as ensuring the strategy remains current in a time of constant change.

Agile Portfolio Management provides a light framework of practices, all based on common sense and proven best practices, which can help senior management make sense of the constantly changing pipeline of initiatives calling for budget and resources.

Agile Portfolio Management is published as a mini-book, and covers the following topics:

  • Value-focused Agile Portfolios
  • Basic Agile Portfolio Concepts
  • An Agile Approach to Strategy
  • Agile Portfolio Budgeting
  • Agile Portfolio People – Responsibilities
  • Agile Portfolio Process – a Timeline
  • Idea Generation
  • Agile Portfolio Prioritisation, Balancing and Blending
  • Planning an Agile Portfolio
  • Rolling Plans and Dynamic Management
  • Agile Portfolio Governance
  • “Business as Usual” – a Frequently asked Portfolio Question

Agile Portfolio Management (AgilePfM) - for the organisation new to Agile

How Agile Portfolio Management can help

Many organisations are only just beginning to consider using Agile and are still relying on a traditional style of working.

Agile Portfolio Management can be viewed as an effective and useful first step on the Agile journey. It provides guidance for the higher levels of an organisation, showing how to keep delivery of initiatives focused on delivering the strategy, as well as ensuring the strategy remains current in a time of constant change.

Agile Portfolio Management provides a light framework of practices, all based on common sense and proven best practices, which can help senior management make sense of the constantly changing pipeline of initiatives calling for budget and resources. Initially these initiatives will all be run in a “traditional” style.

But it is likely that over time, the balance will change as Agile starts to be introduced.

Agile Portfolio Management is designed to work with initiatives that are both Agile and nonAgile, or a mix of both.

Agile Portfolio Management is published as a mini-book, and covers the following topics:

  • Value-focused Agile Portfolios
  • Basic Agile Portfolio Concepts
  • An Agile Approach to Strategy
  • Agile Portfolio Budgeting
  • Agile Portfolio People – Responsibilities
  • Agile Portfolio Process – a Timeline
  • Idea Generation
  • Agile Portfolio Prioritisation, Balancing and Blending
  • Planning an Agile Portfolio
  • Rolling Plans and Dynamic Management
  • Agile Portfolio Governance
  • “Business as Usual” – a Frequently asked Portfolio Question

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