Portfolio Management and Organization Flow
September 5, 2013 Leave a comment
I’ll be speaking at RallyON Europe this September on the topic of Portfolio Management and Organization Flow.
Complexity of product development increases as we move from a single team or product focus to a cross-organisation portfolio focus. Organisation Flow is about achieving the Lean concept of flow at an organisation level, not just at the level of a single product or product line.
This session will look at an approach to portfolio backlog management, and describe how to manage the flow of work through a portfolio of multiple products delivered by 50 teams in 6 locations across the US, Europe, India and China.
We will include examples of some core metrics that help understand throughput and flow in the organisation. These metrics tell a story about what is happening in the organisation. Lessons from these stories include understanding impediments to flow, and understanding who and what in the organisation is influencing flow.
I did an interview last week with Hannah Shain from Rally. The recording from the interview is here:
There’s a great lineup of content for the conference. If you’re in London I hope to see you there!
Update: Here is the slide deck I used at the conference: