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Portfolio Roadmap  Sketch Image

Portfolios need to build roadmaps to facilitate forecasting activities and to assess time-criticality during prioritisation. This post looks at why Portfolios need to build roadmaps and explores some of the challenges that Portfolio Level Roadmapping faces.

SAFe Participatory Budgeting Image

Portfolios are responsible for managing the funding. This post visualises the flow of money within a Lean Portfolio and what that money is pruchasing.

A SAFe Portfolio - Solution Focused Portfolios

A revised introduction to the Lean Portfolio within the Scaled Agile Framework. It builds the Portfolio up from first principles and showing how all the pieces fit together.

SAFe Participatory Budgeting Image

Portfolios are responsible for managing the funding. This post explores Participatory Budgeting, the suggested process within SAFe for determining the investment profile, the budgets, for the Development Value Streams within the Portfolio.

Portfolios are responsible for managing the funding. This post explores what happens when The Team gets funded and becomes a Value Steam.

Funding Value Streams or Projects Image

Portfolios are responsible for managing the funding. This post explores what happens when The Work gets funded and becomes a project.

Understanding EPIC Flow Diagram Image

Epics, the Portfolio Level work artefact, flow through the Portfolio processes but the flow can be very slow. This post explores whether the speed of flow, or lack of it, through the Portfolio poses a problem.

SAFe EPIC Feedback  LPM image

Epics, the Portfolio Level work artefact, flow through the Portfolio processes but the flow can be very slow. This post explores how the Epic Feedback loop provides rapid feedback for decision making about an Epic even if the Epic itself is long lived.

Scaled Agile Slicing Epics Image

Epics, the Portfolio Level work artefact, flow through the Portfolio processes but the flow can be very slow. This post explores how the challenges that can be faced when trying to slice a large Epic into smaller Epics.

On The Nature Of Portfolios pencil sketch image

The Scaled Agile Framework's recommended approach for prioritisation within the Portfolio is to use Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF), but there are some challenges when trying to run WSJF at the Portfolio level. This series of posts explores those challenges, with this post focusing on what happens if Risk Factors are considered within WSJF.

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