Better Software West 2018 Concurrent Session : Creating a Lean PMO: Empower People, Enable Flow, Deliver Results


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Creating a Lean PMO: Empower People, Enable Flow, Deliver Results

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Autonomy without alignment is waste. Managing a portfolio or a very large program requires communication, investment decisions, and frequent prioritization of objectives from various divisions or lines of business. Enterprise portfolio management aligns business strategy with product strategy using organizational vision, value, and validation techniques. This session is for anyone seeking practical, proven techniques to create a lean project management office, or PMO. Learn how to help your organization evolve its PMO from project management to product management, transform from process-centric to people-centric, and partner with your agile delivery teams. You will discover how enterprise portfolio management can balance the need of governance and alignment with the autonomy of agile delivery. We will explore how portfolio visualization achieves transparency and eliminates pet projects without micromanagement. Finally, we’ll learn how portfolio visualization aids with alignment, autonomy, a culture of delivery, and organizational feedback loops. This interactive session includes a prioritization exercise that can be applied at a portfolio level. Stop getting good at process and start getting good at business.


Julee Bellomo is a consultant with the AgileThought Agile Practice in Tampa, FL. Her role is to help businesses prepare for agile transformations through leadership and enterprise coaching. She specializes in Product and Portfolio Management and product discovery and exploration workshops. She is the founder of the Tampa Bay Product Owner Group and the inaugural ProductCamp Gulf Coast. Julee is a frequent publisher on LinkedIn and at and recently collaborated on a new book by Femi Olajiga - Lean Agile Marketing: How to Become Agile and Deliver Marketing Success. Her passion is coaching and mentoring others. She is an introvert.