Henry Portman

Henry Portman

Henry Portman

Topic: Will the project manager survive in the agile world when scaling up teams

About the topic: I focus on a possible transition of organizations who are introducing the agile way of working. Starting with a traditional project setup using permanent PMO (portfolio level). What will happen if we the keep the team together as an agile team? What does that mean for the project manager, and what is the most important competence of the PO? I will continue my story by adding an agile team. Coordination between the teams can be managed by a scrum of scrum. Still no need for a project organization with a project manager and a project board and no need for a temporary PMO. I add more teams and the coordination asks for a project manager. We can continue and institutionalize the coordination and removing the PM by using frameworks like Nexus, S@S, SAFe, LeSS et cetera. I will add some new to be created teams (asks for a Project Manager to organize this hybrid project organization) et cetera. I will end with an overview and positioning of different agile frameworks (more than 50) and the role of the permanent PMO in an agile world (focus portfolio management and Center of Excellence) and what has to change if you want to make a transition towards a more agile organization.

Learning objectives
1. A clear overview and positioning of different agile frameworks. Along the way, I will answer the question “Why do so many agile transitions fail?
2. Understand the new role of the project manager in the agile world

Keywords: Agile, Hybrid PM, Agile culture

About the speaker: Henny Portman is partner of HWP Consulting. He has more than 35 years of experience.
Henny trains, coaches and directs (senior) programme, project and portfolio managers and project sponsors and built several professional (PM(O) communities.
Henny is an accredited P3O, PRINCE2, MSP, MoP and PRINCE2 Agile trainer and a SPC4 SAFe consultant and trainer too. He is PMO Value Ring Certified Consultant and P3M3 Consultant/Assessor.

In addition, Henny Portman is an international speaker and author of many articles and books in the PM(O) field and blogger.
https://hennyportman.wordpress.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hennyportman/