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Lean Portfolio Management

Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) is a modern approach that enables companies to deliver products and solutions faster, improve business outcomes, and support corporate strategic objectives. By rearchitecting planning and funding processes to be more incremental and continuous, Lean Portfolio Management enables organizations to achieve enterprise agility by planning, funding, and delivering products and solutions faster, improving business outcomes, and supporting strategic objectives.

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

Talking OKRs with Planview’s CPO Patrick Tickle

We’re excited to announce that Planview has built Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) capabilities into Planview LeanKit™! In this post, you’ll learn:  why we’ve added OKR capabilities into the Planview platform  why OKRs are particularly valuable for Agile organizations  how OKRs have changed in recent years   what to look for in OKR software  But first, here’s a quick introduction to OKRs,...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management, Virtual Teams, Work Management for Teams

Lean Coffee Format for Virtual Teams

What is a Lean Coffee?   The Lean Coffee format is a structured, but agenda-less, meeting designed to facilitate collaborative group discussions. “How can you have structure without an agenda?” you might ask. Allow me to explain.  Seattle-based Lean thinkers Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith are credited with the invention of Lean Coffee. They wanted to start a regular discussion...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management

How to Become an Agile Coach

As Agile has exploded in popularity, more and more people are interested in learning how to become an Agile coach. In fact, “Agile coach” was named as one of Indeed.com’s best jobs in 2019, with an average base salary of $161,377. Meanwhile, the demand for passionate, experienced Agile coaches is at an all-time high.   If you’re passionate about...

Lean Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends, Work Management for Teams

What is Lean Transformation and Why is It Important?

What is Lean Transformation? Lean transformation is a term used to describe the strategic, tactical, and operational improvements that organizations undergo in order to create more value for their customers. These improvements represent a fundamental, collective shift in business mentalities away from traditional business practices toward a more value-driven, streamlined approach. There is no single...

Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management

How to Identify Your Value Streams: 6 Strategies for Getting Started

Making the shift from organizing work around products to orienting around value plays a key role in scaling Agile across the organization. But it can also be confusing: what exactly IS a value stream, and how do you go about identifying the value streams in your business? Our recent ebook, How to Identify Your Value...

Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management

Operational vs. Development Value Streams: What’s the Difference?

For many organizations, Agile gains a foothold in a small set of teams that plainly demonstrate its potential. Excited by the results, leaders begin to focus on scaling Agile – but soon discover that it requires some fundamental shifts. One of the most important components of Agile at scale is switching the way work gets...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management

Agile News: Engaging Agile Articles to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Agile In the News Summer is upon us! Many of us are enjoying downtime at home. Although 2020 has not been the ideal year to travel or music festivals – you can still curl up with a tablet and read the latest Agile news. To that end, I’ve complied a reading list for all you...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management

Agile Transformation: Cprime and Planview Partner to help Customers Increase Agile Success

Many organizations are racing to become Agile. Research indicates that Agile transformation can have a powerful impact a company’s bottom line. The benefits are clear – companies are experiencing better collaboration, heightened productivity, and improved decision making. However, Agile transformation does not happen overnight. It takes planning, coordination, collaboration, training, and know how – at...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management

Agile Planning Tool: Four Lean-Agile Use Cases

Agile has officially moved beyond independent application groups to play a critical role in managing work across the broader enterprise. As a result, organizations need Agile planning software that supports a variety of work methodologies and processes, such as Lean, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, and even traditional project delivery. Whether your organization is new to...

Enterprise Agile Planning, Lean Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

Rewiring Planview to Accelerate On-Strategy Delivery – From the Teams to the Portfolio

Planview named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools At Planview we know that all organizations pursue the path to becoming a Lean-Agile enterprise differently. We understand this path because we’ve traveled it ourselves. For the past 30 years, Planview was focused on the world of portfolio management. But several years...