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Wednesday, August 9 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Portfolio Visualization and Prioritization for Business Agility - Workshop (Bob Payne, George Dinwiddie)

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Visual Management has long been a key part of agile and lean. This talk will explore real world examples of visual management systems and discuss the hidden power of visualization and transparency in an enterprise setting. Participants in this interactive workshop will work with examples of team, portfolio and enterprise management walls to understand how the visualizations create context for real decision making. Participants will tour and design/prototype an improvement for the example boards.
Many organizations talk about driving change through transparency and an empowered, informed workforce. A picture can say a thousand words, we will highlight examples of enterprises that have stopped telling and started showing. An agile team is but a piece of a larger value stream. By embedding the team’s visual management system in the context of the Portfolio and Enterprise Wall, the team has the context of what is coming, how it ties to corporate goals and the impact of the working software delivered.
Own the board and let the information do the talking.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduction to a variety of real-world visual management tools
  • Ways in which visual management tools inform at all levels: Executive, Management and Development
  • Achieving transparency without micromanagement using visual management
  • Collaboration via conversation and visual management
  • Steering for success through visual management
  • Identifying problems through visual management
  • The power and flexibility of tactile visual management tools


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George Dinwiddie

Grand Poobah and Jack of All Trades, iDIA Computing, LLC
George Dinwiddie helps organizations develop software more effectively. He brings decades of development experience from electronic hardware and embedded firmware to business information technology. He helps organizations, managers, and teams solve the problems they face by providing... Read More →
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Bob Payne

SVP of Agile Transformation, LitheSpeed
An early adopter of Extreme Programming, Scrum, and SAFe, Bob Payne has worked exclusively as a Lean+Agile Transformation leader since 1999.Bob hosts the Agile Toolkit podcast and has produced over 170 podcasts, recording a variety of industry leaders and Agile practitioners. His... Read More →

Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT