How can we overcome the challenges that arise when delivering multiple projects and programmes all competing for resource and budget, while being expected to remain responsive to new demand?

SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) provides a way to structure and manage complex portfolios – removing bureaucracy, delivering benefits earlier and informing better decision making. The SAFe LPM course describes the tools and techniques required to implement LPM, including portfolio visualisation, demand management and the alignment of stakeholder groups.

Compared with other SAFe training, this course provides a deep dive into governance, planning, forecasting and budgeting – and how to practically apply and integrate these ideas to increase your Business Agility.

Who is this course for?

This is an advanced level course, aimed at the most senior and experienced individuals working on major change programmes or managing multi-product portfolios. The content is particularly relevant to anyone who participates within a portfolio, specifically those who are responsible for financial governance or hold key portfolio roles. This includes Head of PMOs, Agile PMOs, LACE members (Lean Agile Center of Excellence), RTEs as well as Traditional Programme Managers.

There will be an assumption that you are moving, or at least aiming, towards Business Agility – however this course is not necessarily exclusive to large scale agile transformations (something which is unique across the SAFe training portfolio). It is generally applicable to all forms of portfolio work, including traditional portfolios as well as those who manage large portfolios with distributed, virtual teams.

How is this course delivered?

Delivered by SAFe Remote Trainers Shaun Smith and Andrea Darabos – this course has been specifically developed for Live Online Training, and will combine the use of Zoom alongside virtual collaboration tools.

Centred around an interactive simulation of a portfolio collaboration, attendees will gain hands-on experience (via the course simulation) on how to capture the current and future state of their portfolio, and how to facilitate these important strategic conversations with their in-house stakeholders.

When is the next course date?

Our next available SAFe Lean Portfolio Management course takes place on 14-16 June 2021 – and we’d be delighted if you can join us. For an overview of the full content and topics covered during the course, and to book your place, simply click below.


Meet your trainers

Shaun SmithShaun Smith (SPC)
Shaun has well over a decade of experience delivering transformational programmes and portfolios of work in agile environments. He is also an experienced consultant, having provided guidance on portfolio and programme design and assurance, and operating model change and implementation.

Recent assignments have included Programme Director of a £1/2bn telecommunications rollout, including new product development product and launch.

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andrea-darabosAndrea Darabos (SPC)
Andrea is a senior business agility consultant for global investment banks, retail banks, large retailers and telco players. With over 15 years’ experience she helps FTSE leadership teams digitise their value proposition, rapidly validate new business models and scale up the modernisation of legacy systems.

Originally a software developer, Andrea has experience of working as part of large scale agile distributed teams on both legacy (IBM AS400, Erlang) and on latest technologies.

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