Introducing the all-new SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) course.

We’re particularly excited about this new offering from the Scaled Agile Framework, as it represents a significant step towards business and organisational agility – as opposed to the more traditional project-based approach. With this in mind, we’ve created this handy article to provide you with a snapshot of all you need to know.

SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)

The interactive 3-day workshop is aimed at senior leaders and key stakeholders, and will teach attendees how to align strategy with execution to create a culture of innovation, flexibility, and speed.

Designed to organise the portfolio and its operations around value streams that serve internal and external customers – the interactive content will provide the practical tools and techniques needed to implement the Lean Portfolio Management function of:

  • Strategy and investment funding
  • Agile portfolio operations
  • Lean governance

“When everyone involved in developing solutions is aligned with the strategy and the future of the business, all people within the portfolio can effectively execute as one, unified team to create extraordinary business outcomes.” Scaled Agile Framework

Why is Lean Portfolio Management so important?

Within any enterprise or government agency, there are usually more great ideas than can realistically be implemented. There’s also often a disconnect between the leadership vision and strategy, and the teams that do the work.

While executives see the big picture, they’re not always close enough to the everyday work to figure out what will drive business outcomes. Then, there are traditional approaches to portfolio management, which weren’t designed for a global economy or the impact of digital disruption.

These factors put organisations under pressure to work with a higher degree of uncertainty yet deliver innovative solutions much faster.

The supposedly simple outcome of agreeing on strategy is not such a simple thing in the enterprise. Opinions abound; important stakeholders don’t always agree. But clearly, misalignment on strategy has an unacceptably high cost. Only by allocating the right investments to building the right things can an enterprise achieve its ultimate business objectives.

After attending the 3 days of training, individuals will understand how to take a Lean Startup approach to implement significant initiatives (Epics), which involves building a minimal viable product (MVP), and applying a customer-focused, scientific build-measure-learn cycle of continuous innovation.

The SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) course is available as both in-house training and on our public schedule.

See the full course content, and upcoming dates here.