Shaping Portfolio Agility E6 - Generating portfolio insights that lead to effective interventions Apr 22, 2024

"In most cases, the portfolio itself is under a fog of war. You can't actually see what's going on unless you take your telescope and really zoom in on an area"

Eric Willeke


 

This episode concludes the initial six-part arc laying the foundations of lean portfolio management. The first...

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Shaping Portfolio Agility E5 - Healthy Portfolio Patterns Apr 15, 2024

"It's common for people to say they have a platform strategy that doesn't necessarily resemble a platform strategy so much as a center of dependency hell"

Mark Richards


 

In Episode 3, we explored the influence of Moore's Zone to Win model on understanding the portfolio ecosystem....

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Shaping Portfolio Agility E4 - Discovering, Designing, and Evolving the Portfolio Ecosystem Apr 08, 2024

"Create the visualizations that are going to be useful, do some cleanup work to create the space for people to think a little more deeply, and then make sure you don't waste their time so they can put some wins on the board"

Eric Willeke


 

With our love of strategy off the leash in...

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Shaping Portfolio Agility E3 - Strategy Partitioning with Portfolios Mar 31, 2024

"I don't want to have a minnow next to a minotaur because the minnow is never going to feature in the conversation"

Mark Richards


 

This is the first episode where we deep-dive into strategy. Whether your portfolio is shaping a strategy or deploying one shaped elsewhere, you need tools...

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Shaping Portfolio Agility E2 - What makes a portfolio lean, and what are its jobs to be done? Mar 25, 2024

"In nearly half of the cases I can think of, the things that the teams most hate providing to governance are the same things the governance team doesn't actually want and doesn't know how to tell the teams to stop providing"

Eric Willeke


 

This episode dives into the 'Lean'...

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Shaping Portfolio Agility E1 - Portfolios: What are they, and what really matters? Mar 18, 2024

"Start with questions that paint a picture of today before you try painting a picture of tomorrow" 

Mark Richards 


 

In this podcast's first episode, we lay the foundations for exploring Lean Portfolio Management. We start with a high-level overview of portfolios and their...

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