Your Agile teams are
and improving sprint
They tend to work in silos.
You do not have a good overall vision of everything that is happening in
the company. Neither do your teams.
You have high-level prioritization issues.
You have dependency difficulties between teams.
How can you scale your Agile organization?
2 TOOLS: PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS + ROADMAP
Lean / Kanban overall approach
Scrum production cycle
Managing a Portfolio of Projects
1 portfolio to rule them all
Teams are organized based on the Scrum Agile
framework, with their distinct backlogs and sprint
On top of it, we want to manage an overall aggregated
view of all the Projects in our production pipeline.
2. Focus on value
3. Allows for continuous improvement of the process and the
The Dashlane Portfolio
Project Owner role:
Anybody can come up with an idea. But he must take ownership and drive the Project
from start to the end, with the support of all teams.
Any type of Project should be formalized, whatever the size and domain: business,
marketing, product, tech…
Formalize the Project
Business Value: t-shirt size increase in revenue estimated for 1 year after launch
Cost: t-shirt size macro estimate of a budget
KPI: define the metrics that will allow to assess the results of the projects
Optional: links to Mockups / Sketches / Other info
The Dashlane Portfolio
A high-level view of our projects at Dashlane
To build the right thing at the right time
Anticipate cross-team coordination
Roadmap Meeting every 6 weeks to review the
backlog and prioritize the next Top Projects to be
Feedback Loop with the teams.
Top-Down + Bottom-Up approach.
Output is used to:
Feed each Scrum team backlog
Manage coordination and cross-dependencies
Build and Communicate a quarterly Roadmap.
What’s the value of a project?
Evaluate Cost / Budget vs expected Profit
T-Shirt size it.
Build a ROI matrix.
The Skateboard approach
Don't do "BIG" projects.
From the start think and
build iteratively. Deliver
value at each iteration.
Avoid Big Bang delivery for
product development. Do
it iteratively and
What is the minimum project you can
build to start learning?
What’s your skateboard? Think of the
skateboard as a metaphor for the
smallest thing you can put in the hands of
real users, and get real feedback.
The Asteroids Metaphor
Build hierarchical backlogs,
adapted to different levels of
communication and planning:
from portfolio projects to
Avoid anticipating too much:
plan in details for the short-
term, keep an eye on the big-
Keep the ability to change
Was the project a success?
3 months after project delivery:
Evaluate the KPI defined at the beginning of the Project to assess
if it was a success.
Compare the original assumptions vs reality: actual benefits,
Quarterly Feedback loop to the team:
Learn on failure
To continuously improve our process.
Quarterly « process » retrospective.
Cycle time = the time spent delivering a project = duration
between « Next Priority » and « Release to Production »
Sucess Rate = proportion of successful vs failed projects
1. Portfolio of projects
Inspired from SAFe: http://www.scaledagileframework.com/
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