The flow of work and quick value delivery are the most essential factors when defining efficiency in the digital age. However, often people are torn between multiple programs and separate assignments. Work becomes fragmented and doesn’t progress as quickly as it could. The organisation tries to accomplish various development programs simultaneously with the same resources. 

Lean portfolio management creates an understanding of what impact you are aiming to have with your work—leading to the most important things, according to the company’s objectives, being realised and the strategy being executed daily. 

Nitor is Scaled Agile’s SPCT Gold Partner

Learn the SAFe -framework from its contributors! Nitor is one of the few Scaled Agile’s Gold SPCT partners in Europe, and our coaches have long practical experience in applying the framework to different business contexts. Since its development, many nitoreans have contributed to the SAFe framework, and two have received the rare SAFe Fellow -recognition. Being a Gold SPCT partner to Scaled Agile emphasises Nitor’s extensive experience: In the spring of 2022, Nitor has trained over 10 000 participants on scaled agility, with high customer satisfaction reviews.

Course description

The course will give you the know-how to implement lean portfolio management in your organisation. Lean portfolio management supports the execution of a company’s strategy in the daily work and at all levels of the organisation. 

The course covers the principles of lean portfolio management and the practices needed to support daily work. You will learn to create visibility for the entire organisation of why the chosen assignments are relevant. With the learned practices, you can guarantee that strategically relevant work is completed and that the same objectives are worked on from multiple angles. 

Contents

  1. Basics of lean portfolio management

  2. Connecting the portfolio to the company’s strategy 

  3. Vision: how to create a vision and direction, and what is the impact of the work

  4. Lean budgeting in portfolio management

  5. Creating portfolio visibility with Kanban

  6. Aligning operative work to support the portfolio

  7. Coordinating across values streams

  8. Measuring lean portfolio performance and impact

  9. How to implement lean portfolio management

Target group

The course is for everyone involved with lean portfolio management who needs to make business and prioritisation choices. For example, the course is beneficial for:  

  • Portfolio managers

  • Business executives and people around them who advance the strategy in practice

  • PMO personnel

  • Architects

  • Program and system leaders

  • Epic owners

  • Lean-agile coaches

  • Release train engineers


Anyone is welcome to attend this training, but familiarity on SAFe and basic lean and agile concepts are highly recommended.

Certification

The attendees can take an optional SAFe Lean Portfolio Manager Exam after the course. Attendees who pass the online exam receive a SAFe Lean Portfolio Manager (LPM) Certification. For more information about the certification exam, please visit Scaled Agile websites.

  • Duration of the course: 

    • Online: 4 modules 4 hours each

    • Classroom: 2 days

  • Pricing:

    • Early Bird 2190€ (+VAT) per person. Enroll at least one month before course starts.

    • Normal 2490€ (+VAT) per person.

    • Price includes training materials and SAFe Lean Portfolio Manager Exam. Attendees who pass the online exam receive the certification.

  • Cancellation policy: Cancellation has to be done 14 days before the course starts to avoid costs. Cancellations made later than 14 days prior to the course will be charged 50 % of the course price. In case of no show the full price is charged. The organizer reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if the minimum number of participants is not reached.

NEW: Optional extra workshop

On top of this training we are willing to offer you something extra: a workshop within your own organization. This workshop prepares the enterprise to successfully adopt and execute SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) in your specific portfolio.

 Topics to be covered:

  • building a roadmap

  • planning how to execute LPM  activities

  • building an adoption plan for LPM practices

 Participants needed:

  • SPCs, senior leaders, members of the APMO, LACE, and other key stakeholders​

 The workshop can be facilitated as single big team or in several smaller groups. If the workshop is run in several small teams, outputs from the teams will then be discussed jointly and combined as the combined output.

Click here to let us know, if you are interested to add this workshop to your training.