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Reading Tip: Lean and Portfolio Management

Just a brief reading tip today: ‘Lean and Portfolio Management: A Winning Combination in Trying Times’. (Currently, you can download it for free at the link given. Probably for a few days only!)

Here’s the abstract: Struggling with the age-old challenge of too much demand and not enough time and resources to do it all? We all know what the solution is: focus on those things that yield the greatest value for your organization. Fortunately, two major methodologies — portfolio management and lean — have emerged over the past decade that can help you find and maintain that focus. But what if you could take these two proven approaches and bring them together? Would it work? This is the challenge that the author of this Executive Report sets out to investigate.

I really liked the report – a nice read, triggering a lot of thoughts. I’ll probably touch on it again in later posts.

This is one of several really interesting papers on Agile Project Management and Portfolio Management offered on the website of the Cutter Consortium. Most materials are for fee. I recently found another pretty good one. Here is the Summary of ‘The Lean-Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate Agile Project Delivery’. I am not sure if the full report is still available for free.

Happy reading.

PS – I have no connection whatsoever to the Cutter Consortium 😉

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