Workshop Agile Project Portfolio Management

Are you (or planning to) using agile delivery methods to manage large projects and product development? Do you have a larger project portfolio that consists of projects that are managed with different methods? Are you still able to deliver value to your customers quickly and predictably? Is your business getting the results it expects? If not, this workshop is for you!

The three main goals of project portfolio management are:

 Maximize the value of the portfolio;
2. Seek the right balance of projects, thus achieving a balanced portfolio;
3. Create a strong link to strategy, thus: the need to build strategy into the Portfolio;

This workshop takes a deep dive into how to achieve these goals with Agile Project Portfolio Management. In order to give you an idea what Agile Project Portfolio Management is, and how it differs from its traditional counterpart have a look at our article series about Agile Project Portfolio Management first.

Who this workshop benefits

Anyone who works with, or works within a portfolio that contains projects that are delivered with agile methods will benefit from this workshop. You can gain a better perspective on creating a project portfolio management process for agile projects. You’ll definitely benefit if you’re a:

- executive manager
- project manager
- program manager
- portfolio manager
- part of the project management office (PMO)

Workshop goals

In this intensive one-day workshop you will pursue three goals:

1. Create a common understanding of the goals of Project Portfolio Management and how it relates to projects that are executed with agile delivery methods.

2. Create a basic understanding of Agile Project Portfolio Management and how it differs from traditional Project Portfolio Management. We will discuss their common grounds, their differences and how they want to tackle their challenges.

3. Create a toolset to help you make the right decisions for your organization by breaking down the project portfolio management challenge into building blocks and asking yourself some important questions regarding the context in which you want to use APPM. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, so you will have to create one yourself. That is what being Agile is all about!

Workshop format

This is a workshop,  not a course, and not a PowerPoint battle. Much of the content will be driven by the participants, and the whiteboard will be our best friend. You will share experiences with other participants and learn how other organizations or teams have solved your problems.

We will use the following “backlog” as a guidance for our workshop.

- Goals of Project Portfolio Management
- What is Agile Project Portfolio Management?
- Demand Management
- Portfolio Categorization
- Portfolio Evaluation
- Portfolio Funding
- Portfolio Alignment
- Portfolio Authorization
- Portfolio Monitoring

The workshop language is English, unless all participants agree to speak German.


- Coffee & Registration at 8:30
- Begin at 9:00
- Lunch between 12:00 and 13:00
- End between 17:30 and 18:00


The workshop will be led by Henrico Dolfing. Henrico is a Certified Scrum Professional and has implemented Scrum successfully in multiple companies on large projects/programs (>10M budget, >50 team members). Not just on Software Development projects, but also on Data Migration and Actuarial Modelling projects. Projects included outsourcing, nearshoring and remote teams.


990 CHF (exc. VAT) per person. For group or inhouse training please contact us for a custom quote. Group size between 4 and 10 persons.

Dates & Location

The next fixed dates of this workshop is Thursday September 7. For an inhouse workshop or request just contact us.

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