Building agile PMO in a public company – oops, we did it
N Projects : M Products dilemma
In many organizations there is no PMO, or there is no Agile development, or neither of these and that is unsatisfactory. The trick is, that even when both PMO + Agile development take the roots, they hardly get along with each other.
Projects are unique and temporary, they conflict for the same IT systems resources. Meanwhile IT systems are “timeless” products and live their own lifecycle - continuous support, modifications and development. Project Managers and Agile Leads ignore the specifics of the other side way too often and may find themselves in 2 isolated realities, killing the performance, missing targets and loosing trust in good methodologies.
Challenge of the Agile Public Procurement
Procurement is a tough part of the project management. Public Procurement is a double trouble.
Public Procurement for the Agile project aligned with the internal PMO processes and IT systems lifecycle … becoming a popular challenge for the Public Sector and Enterprises with high transparency standards. Lack of practical examples and support from the regulating authorities leads to denying of using Agile delivery approaches for the public sector projects.
Alexey will share the real life case study of Lithuanian Post “Agile PMO” implementation in 2017. The story covers:
- PMO rules, tools, rating, stage gating process
- Agile teams structure in IT, backlogs, linkage between PMO and IT department
- Product management elements, roles of Project Manager and IT Product Owner
- Public procurement techniques, enabling Agile development by external parties
- Practical Q&A
- If you are setting up a new PMO, seeking to improve an existing PMO
- If you are planning to adopt Agile methods and practices in organization with or without PMO
- If you have both PMO and Agile, and everyone doing their best, but … the best isn’t good enough :)
- If you are the one believing there is no Project Manager role in Agile
- If you are the one believing there is no Agile in Public Sector