Scaling agile with Jira Software Data Center and Portfolio for Jira

Join ABN AMRO to learn how they use Jira Software Data Center and Portfolio for Jira to maintain agility with their continued growth.

In 2015, ABN AMRO, one of the largest banks in the Netherlands, rolled out agile with Jira Software across their organization. Within a year and a half, they grew from over 100 to 7000 users. This rapid growth greatly increased their system complexity, including 65 administrators who created over 65 issue types, 250 statuses, and 400 workflows. In order to scale agile practices, while keeping work and teams aligned, ABN AMRO migrated to Jira Software Data Center and implemented Portfolio for Jira.

Join ABN AMRO's Dennis Struis, product owner Jira, and Rik de Valk, product owner portfolio management, to learn:

  • The journey and process of introducing agile to their growing organization
  • How they introduced Jira Software Data Center to new users
  • How they implemented Portfolio for Jira to align work and teams
  • The impact on usability, gathering metrics, improving system performance and maintenance


Dennis Struis headshot

Dennis Struis

Product Owner Jira, ABN AMRO

Dennis is an experienced agile coach & Jira Software expert with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. He's also skilled in scrum, coaching and risk management. Dennis has a Bachelor degree in business economics, and theater from the School of Performing Arts.

Rik de Valk headshot

Rik de Valk

Product Owner portfolio management, ABN AMRO

Rik is the Product Owner for the portfolio management tooling at ABN AMRO. He has 20 years of experience in financial services including 10 years in IT and process transformation. When Rik's not in the office, he's pursuing his a passion for martial arts and CrossFit.