Session: Agile Portfolio Planning: Managing Your Project Portfolio

Friday, 10:00 - 10:50
Track: Agile

Whether you’ve been Agile for a while or still thinking about it, you have one thing in common with all other software teams. You have too much work to do. One of the valuable aspects of moving to an Agile approach for projects is the choices you have in managing the portfolio. You can use a kanban approach, a first-come-first-served queue, or one of several evaluation approaches to select which project to do next.


- Provide transparency for what everyone is doing- How to apply agile and lean approaches to the project portfolio- Principles of collaboration for the project portfolio

Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman works with companies to improve how they manage their product development--to maximize management and technical staff productivity and to improve product quality. Johanna is a leader in the Agile community, having most recently chaired the Agile2009 conference. Johanna is the author of several books: - Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects - The 2008 Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management - Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management - Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People She writes columns for and on “extreme project management” for, and writes two blogs on her web site, She is a host of the Amplifying Your Effectiveness conference.

Johanna Rothman