With the scaling of Scrum across the whole product and project portfolio an enterprise faces up to the challenge of finding the balance between capacity and requirements, that brings the customer best value. Lean Portfolio Management is an approach to better cope this challenge.
Customers always make greater demands than the organisation has capacity at hand. Most times the biggest part of the capacity is allotted to the day to day business and innovations within the portfolio are neglected. Lean Portfolio Management helps to solve this classic dilemma.
A portfolio board can, for instance, only clear requirements that bring the best value for the customer and/or lower the maintenance cost. This prevents teams from handling the same tasks in parallel, which speeds up work and makes it more effective. equally new is that this board can, for example, meet every fortnight and include the progress of the whole innovation process in their evaluation. But this is only possible if the whole organisation is in perfect tune.
How Lean Portfolio Management at SRF works, was presented by Mischa and Sonja Wunsch, portfolio manager at www.srf.ch on the 5th of February at the Agile Breakfast in Zurich. The presentation can, as always, be found on Slideshare.
P.S. We don’t only help to make your enterprise faster and more successful as part of the agile transformation. We gladly pitch in within an ad interim mandate if one of your Scrum Masters, Product Owners, portfolio or project managers drops out or if you temporarily need reinforcement.