Lean Portfolio Management for the agile enterprise

Learn how you can lead your organization's shift from top-down, annual prioritization and budgeting practices to a more lean-agile approach to managing your portfolio. The conversation will be lead by LPM expert, Deema Dajani of Scaled Agile Inc., and Atlassian’s EMEA Jira Align Solutions lead, Shane McGuire.

Portfolio management is not a new practice; organizations have always prioritized work, allocated budgets, and governed investments. But as companies simultaneously scale their teams while navigating dynamic markets, portfolio managers need a new approach to balancing resources with the need to deliver constant customer value.

Enter Lean Portfolio Management (LPM), evolved from SAFe©, and one of the core competencies of the Lean Enterprise.

In this webinar you will learn how portfolio managers are implementing LPM, the three common challenges they encounter, and how to address them:

  • Disconnected strategy across products and and how to align teams around a common goal
  • Project overload, a result of top-heavy annual planning, and how to plan work around demand
  • Low visibility into portfolio performance and how to increase transparency


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Deema Dajani

Transformation Advisor and SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer, Scaled Agile Inc.

Deema Dajani draws on her background in startups and an MBA from Kellogg to help large established institutions create the environment to shape disruption with business agility. Starting her Agile journey in the early 2000s, she has played various roles from product manager, to Director of Strategy, to pre-IPO turnaround leader.  Deema transitioned to management advisory where she led some of the largest transformations to business agility and lean portfolio management in the Financial Services and Insurance sector.  She also is a co-founder of the Women in Agile, a non-profit organization focused on breaking barriers and inclusivity in the agile community.

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Shane McGuire

Lead for Jira Align Solutions, EMEA

Shane McGuire helps organisations invest in software solutions and professional services that enable them to implement change programs that improve operational efficiency, reduce time to market for new product development, and increase time available for innovation.  Starting in software engineering, Shane has held positions in product development, consulting, solutions architecture, and line management, with the majority of his career in pre-sales consulting. He has direct experience in the sectors of banking, insurance, engineering, software, and retail. In his position as Lead for Jira Align Solutions, EMEA Channel, Shane works alongside Atlassian’s partners to help customers improve their processes through the use of Lean, Kanban, Agile, and Scaled Agile methodologies.