Portfolio Level

Flow_PortfolioLevelThe Portfolio Level which includes a diverse group of stakeholders working across organizational boundaries. The Portfolio Level is responsible for priority, the order of work, and deciding what is active.

The Portfolio Level includes a diverse group of stakeholders working across organizational boundaries. The Portfolio Level is responsible for priority, the order of work, and deciding what is active. Roles involved in the portfolio include the Value Stream Owners and the sponsors. The Business engages with the technology organization at the Portfolio Level.

In many organizations, Portfolio Level work is carried out by a PMO.

Roles involved in the Portfolio Level include the Value Stream Owners and the sponsors. The Business engages with the technology organization at the Portfolio Level.

Roles at the Portfolio Level

Role Focus of the Role
Value Stream Owner
  • Continual realization of the highest Business value
  • Optimal cycle time from idea to realization
Business Sponsor
  • Realizing Business value and ROI
  • Providing final approvals and resources/funding
Technology Sponsor
  • Technology and process to realize Business value incrementally with quality solutions
Stakeholders
  • Representing interests, constraints, and requirements for the organization

Resources in This Topic

Capability (Article)
Decomposing Requirements (Article)
How Can We Understand Workflow Deeply Enough to Improve It? (the "Value Stream") (Blog Entry)
How Should We Manage the Number of Items in the Portfolio? (Article)
How Should Work at the Portfolio Level Be Sequenced? (Article)
How Will Architectural Capabilities Be Handled? How Will Architecture Be Prioritize Against Business Needs? (Article)
Lean Portfolio Management (Blog Entry)
Lean-Agile Budgeting (Blog Entry)
Lean-Agile Team Checklists (Article)
Maximizing Value Across Many Programs (Article)
Meetings for Lean-Agile (Article)
Middle Management and Lean-Agile (Blog Entry)
Overview of Roles (Article)
Portfolio Level Supportive Inflection Points (Article)
Product Portfolio Management: Essential for Agile at Scale (Blog Entry)
Value Stream Mapping (Article)
Visual Controls (Article)
What Is the Budgeting Cycle? (Article)
Writing a Capability (Article)