Lean Portfolio Management - into the digital future with lean budgeting

About Lean Portfolio-Management

The goal of Lean Portfolio Management is to align the organization to a goal and, in view of the market conditions, to implement the corporate strategy in a targeted manner. Since agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban or SAFe® and LeSS have significantly improved and accelerated the development of new products, portfolio and budgeting processes are still very rigid and regulated even in modern companies. This is exactly where Lean Portfolio Management comes in. Lean Portfolio Management uses agile ideas to quickly implement valuable initiatives within a company and to sort out less valuable initiatives and projects, thus allowing the company to adapt quickly and flexibly to market conditions.

Comparison Portfolio Management versus Lean Portfolio-Management

The following table shows some differences between classic and Lean Portfolio Management:

Portfolio Management

  • Employees are scheduled
  • Employees work on many projects at the same time and are moved back and forth between them
  • Extensive and detailed elaborations are made before the development starts
  • Budgets are defined, approved and monitored individually for projects
  • Portfolio planning is carried out once a year
Lean Portfolio Management

  • Agile teams are involved in decisions
  • Tasks are given to fixed agile teams that deliver incremental value to different requesters
  • Lean Business Cases set the framework for new developments, details are given in the course of the work
  • Budgets are defined, approved and monitored for products or value streams
  • Portfolio planning is adjusted during the year

Our offers for Lean Portfolio Management

If you want to know more about Lean Portfolio Management, choose between:

LPM Spotlight: Your tasks as Lean Portfolio Manager in quick overview (2h)
SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)
Individual request for Lean Portfolio Management support

More information directly to view

Dr. Thorsten Janning über ‚Lean Portfolio Management‘

Ellie Agile erklärt den LPM-Prozess

Die Reise eines Epics

Further Information 

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