The Kanban PMO: How to improve an existing PMO using Kanban and AgilePM

Monday 1 December 2014

6.00pm - 8.30pm

BCS, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Free to attend for both BCS members and non-members

Joint event with PMI

Event Synopsis:

Traditional PMOs are considered the motherships of project management disasters. Over the past 2 decades, DSDM has proven to be a rigorous Agile method allowing companies to deliver projects successfully in an Agile manner. However, we still need to find ways to address the most common challenges encountered by most organisations trying to adopt Agile ways:

  • Coordinate the deliverables and needs of multiple Agile teams;
  • Create an environment of effective collaboration and communication across the organisational boundaries;
  • Expand Agility beyond the traditional IT space; and,
  • Balance the demand and capabilities of organisations to produce improved business flow.

Few companies truly treat themselves as a network of interdependent components that work together to try to accomplish a common goal. Does your PMO follow a systemic approach? How do you maintain the continuity and flow of the system? The challenge is to maximise the desirable Agile benefits from ‘Individuals (Teams) and Interactions’ to multiple teams and ever-larger systems, without losing our Lean temperament. In this presentation, the authors will present how Lean Thinking and Kanban can be used in conjunction with the DSDM lifecycle to successfully create an improved PMO focused on re-architecting the Business Flow and Balance of Demand.

About the speaker

Lazaro Wolf is the Secretary of the BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group and the Programme Committee Coordinator of the London Lean Kanban Day (LLKD). As an experienced Change Agent, Lazaro has delivered mission-critical global projects at several SaaS companies, non-profit organisations and the European Commission through the prism of Agility in the last 10 years. Lazaro is an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), a BCS Agile Foundation Trainer, a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and a researcher on Collaboration and Empowerment.