Alex Yakyma, long-time thought leader in organizational change, is joined by SAFe Fellow Ken France…
Lean Portfolio Strategy Part 2: Shifting from Imitation to Real LPM – The Move to True Value Streams
Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) is touted as a world-changing paradigm. A shift that promises to boost productivity, time to market, quality, customer satisfaction, revenue, and a host of other vital business metrics. It promises to transform the organization to a leaner, more agile version of itself, primed to innovate effortlessly and outperform its competition at every turn.
Most organizations who have tried to establish LPM find the reality to be more nuanced than that. These companies end up implementing “Imitation LPM” where actions and some process changes may be in place and functioning, but the real promise of LPM- the increased agility and reduced waste- is not occurring.
Real LPM assumes that work is funded by value streams with teams organized around delivery of products and services that are valuable to customers. This is, perhaps, the hardest part of implementing LPM.
In part 1 of this webinar we explored how signs of imitation LPM show up in an organization’s approach to strategy. In this second of our series, we join Michiko Quinones (Jira Align Consultant) and Jean Dahl (General Manager, Scaled Agility) to explore:
- How to organize around value streams
- Real world examples of organizations who have successfully shifted from imitation value streams to true value streams
- The impact to funding and budgeting cycles
Jira Align Consultant, Cprime
General Manager, Scaled Agility, Cprime
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