Scaling agile practices (with GDS as an example)

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What I have learnt about portfolio management whilst at GDS

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Scaling agile practices (with GDS as an example)

  1. 1. Scaling Agile Practices (with GDS as an example) Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  2. 2. Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  3. 3. Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  4. 4. Start with user needs Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  5. 5. Start with user needs: drivers » create a portfolio management function that compliments existing agile methods » implement clear and understandable workflows » create a cross organisation view of priority » produce clear, actionable management information Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  6. 6. Implement a clear workflow Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  7. 7. Implement a clear workflow Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  8. 8. Friday, 15 November 13 Decision point Delivered In Delivery Discover Prioritised Queued Decision point Discovered In Discovery Assess Prioritised Queued Decision point Assessed In progress Implement a clear workflow Deliver Operational Done no maintenance Emily Webber / @ewebber
  9. 9. Decision points Assessment: 5 questions Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  10. 10. Decision points Discovery: 8 questions Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  11. 11. Visual management Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  12. 12. Visual management Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  13. 13. Visual management Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  14. 14. Prioritisation Fit: Does it shift us forward towards meeting our organisational goals? Timeliness: Does it fit with current priorities in 'strategic plan' / are there any deadlines / what is the cost of delay? Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  15. 15. importance Organisational priority urgency Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  16. 16. Visual management Do Soon Do First Stop Do Next Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  17. 17. Create forums Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  18. 18. Forums: the approvals board Assessment recommendation: Should the organisation spend more time on this project? Discovery recommendation: Should the organisation do this project? Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  19. 19. Forums: the portfolio standup » has your project changed stage? » is there anything blocking you? Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  20. 20. Management information Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13
  21. 21. Thoughts / experiences / questions Emily Webber / @ewebber Friday, 15 November 13

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