The Center of Excellence: A key factor in LPM success

Enterprises are increasingly implementing Lean Portfolio Management to accelerate growth and business agility. Join this webinar to hear what factors our experts say lead to a successful Lean Portfolio Management implementation, including creating a Lean-Agile Center of Excellence.

Lean Portfolio Management is where strategy and execution converge. Jira Align plays a key role in that transformation, powered by integrated planning teams and strategic portfolio alignment.

In this webinar, presenters from Atlassian and Scaled Agile, Inc. share their current best thinking and first-hand knowledge gained from guiding LPM implementations at various stages of planning and execution.

Our presenters will cover:

  • Emerging patterns of LPM in practice
  • Forming a guiding coalition and the impact of a Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE)
  • The roles of leaders, change agents and team members
  • Balancing near-term opportunities with long-term strategy and growth
  • Using Jira Align to gain broad visibility and connect strategy to work



Mark Cruth

Mark Cruth

Senior Enterprise Solutions Architect

Mark works with organizations around the world to improve the connection between the work being done and the goals being pursued with the help of Atlassian products. An Agile advocate since 2009, Mark has made it his mission to inject the values and principles of Agile into everything he does. His deep knowledge in Agile product development and team dynamics stem from his diverse experience supporting transformation and value delivery as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, and Product Owner across several different industries, including Manufacturing, eCommerce, Big Data, and FinTech. When not heads down in the latest book on self-management or deep in conversation with a leadership team, Mark can be found reading one of his favorite sci-fi novels (specifically anything by Brandon Sanderson) or playing with Legos with his kids.

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Deema Dajani

Product Manager, Scaled Agile, Inc.

Deema draws upon a startup background and an MBA from Kellogg to help large established institutions create the environment to shape disruption with business agility and Lean Portfolio Management (LPM). She started her Agile journey in the early 2000’s as a Product Manager, Director of Strategy, and pre-IPO turn around specialist. Deema transitioned to Advisory where she led some of the largest transformations to Lean-Agile with SAFe in Financial Services and Insurance. Deema currently serves as a Scaled Agile Product Manager focused on LPM and Leadership. She is also a co-founder of the Women in Agile, a non-profit organization focused on breaking barriers and inclusivity in the Agile community.