Portfolio Kanban and The Board of Boards
Agile and lean are often represented as tools and philosophies for project and teams. The Carlyle Group, a Private Equity firm, instituted a Board of Boards leveraging portfolio level Kanban. The Board of Boards concept rolls up individual project Scrum / Agile team boards into holistic boards providing Program Managers, Technology Leads, and IT Management the appropriate high level view to a portfolio. The Board of Boards provided an “all-encompassing view” of capital projects, operational projects, and day to day production support within a portfolio. It also helped facilitate project prioritization and staffing decisions, along with providing teams transparency across an entire portfolio.
This presentaiton will be jointly given by Tom Cagley, DCG and Hisham Faour, Vice President, THE CARLYLE GROUP
Outline/Structure of the Talk
1. Kanban as tool to manage porfolios
2. Constructing a portfolio level Kanban board
3. Managing a portfolio view integrated with active projects
4. Agile principles and portfolio control (synergies and conflict)
5. Day-to-day realities of a board of boards
1. How to apply Agile and Lean concepts to guide portfolios.
2. Agile is not just for teams and projects.
3. How can Agile principles scale to meet organizational needs.
4. How does theory meet reality!
Portfolio Managers, Program Managers,
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