Henny Portman

Review Agile Portfolio Management

Henny Portman

There are not that many books on agile portfolio management, so I am curious what the book Agile Portfolio Management – A guide to the methodology and its successful implementation “knowledge that sets you apart” written by Klaus Nielsen, offers.

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Review Everything wrong with agile

Henny Portman

Everything wrong with agile – Half the work in twice the time is the first agilecartoons book by Michael Küsters. The 70 ridiculous agile situations are clustered in 8 groups: Let’s transform. Manage agile. Agile English Post review

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Review Better Agile

Henny Portman

The book Better Agile – How every software firm can spend less time firefighting and have more fun building great software by David Daly highlights his experiences to make agile work. Better Agile is a practical, easy to understand guide to continuously improve your agility.

2022 83

Review The outcome-driven organization – Your project portfolio running on espresso

Henny Portman

Now that I am working on a book on agile portfolio management, I was curious about this book. After reading the book I am even more energized to deliver the agile portfolio management book. Agile. On some places you see very brief additions regarding agile.

2022 55

Agility In Digital Marketing Is Table Stakes For Success

Speaker: Megan Sangha and Amit Pande, Wrike Team

Digital marketing today looks very different from last year, and changes will only continue. As marketers are consistently pressured to face more unknowns and do more with less, many marketing leaders are sharpening their focus on agility and asking some tough but critical questions: Are we as agile as we should be? Can we easily manage campaigns and collaborate from kickoff to launch? Can we quickly access the data we need to inform our decisions? Do we have the right tools to be agile, pivot as needed, and maximize success?

Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (3rd edition)

Henny Portman

The first article gives an impression of a walk and talk in the surroundings of Loon op Zand with Theo van Kessel, APG, about the role of leadership in agile transformations. Daniel van Zuydam holds up a mirror to us with his article Has agility lost its ability to be innovative?

2021 78

Review The Professional Agile Leader

Henny Portman

The professional agile leader – The leader’s journey toward growing mature agile teams and organizations by Ron Eringa, Kurt Bittner and Laurens Bonnema provides a detailed understanding of the leader’s role in an agile transformation. Agile English Post review

2022 55

Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) Framework

Henny Portman

My ‘bird’s eye view on the agile forest’ gives a fairly complete picture of the different agile frameworks. Modified Agile for Hardware Development (MAHD) Framework was developed by Gary Hinkle and Dorian Simpson. Agile English Post

2022 77

Agile 2 a new tree or just a small scrub in my agile forest?

Henny Portman

Someone noticed me of Agile 2. If you look at the corresponding website, Agile 2 is positioned as the next iteration of agile. You can find their case for Agile 2. Why they think agile is deeply broken and that they want to fix it.

2020 94

Article The revolution of agile frameworks

Henny Portman

Nice to see that the Finnish magazine PROJEKTI Maailma 2 2022 posted my article The revolution of agile frameworks. Agile article English PostThe article reflects the keynote speech during 3PMO-tapahtuma 8.6.2022. portman-vedos-2-pm-2022-2 Download.

2022 55

Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance

Review 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands

Henny Portman

Xebia published an interactive e-magazine Agile NXT ‘ 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands – more than a decade of agile captured in compelling stories and next steps for the future’. He doesn’t believe in agile leadership exists. agility English Post review

2021 75

Management of Portfolios, Programmes, and Projects: A practical guide for leaders and decision-makers

Henny Portman

Looking for guidance and overviews of PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, MSP, MoP, P3O, MoR, AgileSHIFT, P3M3 than this book will help. guidance on best practice for portfolio, programme, and project management (PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, MSP, MoP, P3O, MoR, AgileSHIFT, P3M3).

Remote Agility Framework

Henny Portman

Just published the New bird’s eye view on the agile forest (PMWJ) and I can already make an adjustment (will it ever stop?). remote:af is designed to enhance existing frameworks, enabling remote working while providing lightweight guidance for those new to agility.

2020 63

Overview of my year 2021 book reviews

Henny Portman

com/2021/05/18/recensie-toolkit-voor-agile-coaches-en-scrum-masters/ [link] hennyportman.wordpress.com /2021/05/14/recensie-superkrachten/ [link]. For Forsa Advies a wrote a series of blogs about agile (in Dutch). 15 juli 2021 Is Agile altijd beter? , Agile English Post Reviews

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Projects Deliver Products, Products Deliver Strategy

Speaker: Peter Monkhouse, Founder, NewGenP

This webinar will introduce a strategy implementation circle, which will demonstrate the role that projects and products play in assisting an organization with strategy implementation. The webinar will emphasize the importance of using an iterative approach to product development and project execution.

Culture makes or breaks your agile transition

Henny Portman

We all know Peter Drucker’s famous quote ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’ and I transformed that into ‘Culture makes or breaks your agile transition’. For me this is reason number one why so many agile transitions fail. Agile article English Post

2021 73

A new bird’s eye view on the agile forest

Henny Portman

Happy to see my A new bird’s eye view on the agile forest article in the October edition of the Project Management World Journal (PMWJ). At that moment it contained 50 agile ways of working. A new bird’s eye view on the agile forest; PM World Journal , Vol.

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Review Rethinking agile

Henny Portman

Rethinking agile – Why agile teams have nothing to do with business agility written by Klaus Leopold is great book to cope with agile transformations and what you have to do to increase the chance of success. Agility begins with the change process.

2020 68

Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (2nd edition)

Henny Portman

Several articles clustered around the themes: the age of agility, best practices, organizational agility and articles. The interview with Fred Hoekstra, director of the department Social Medical Affairs at UWV gives some insights in the agile journey of UWV.

2021 69

Run a Business, Not a Backlog

Speaker: John Mecke, Managing Director of DevelopmentCorporate, Jon Gatrell, Principal Partner at Market Driven Business

Numerical literacy is a key skill for effective product managers. The ability to express concepts in numerical, financial, or statistical terms is a critical but often overlooked discipline. Product managers need to be as competent in these domains as they are in customer problems and pain points.

Review Standish Group – CHAOS 2020: Beyond Infinity

Henny Portman

The Agile Period started around the year 2000 – and their prediction is that it will end shortly. A few weeks ago, I received the latest report from the Standish Group – CHAOS 2020: Beyond Infinity – written by Jim Johnson. Every two years the Standish Group publish a new CHAOS Report.

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Review Agile transformation

Henny Portman

In the book Agile transformation – Structures, processes and mindsets for the digital age , the author Neil Perkin shows how to transform an organization to a new type of business for a new age and to become fit for purpose for both the present and the future.

2020 67

TOAH and Programs

Henny Portman

Programs are sometimes seen as a relic from the past; something from the time when we weren’t talking about agile working. And this is often so complex that even in such agile working organizations there is added value in working through a program towards the common goal.

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Review Successful Digital Transformation

Henny Portman

Agile and resilient organization: A powerful IT function that can help the organization take a prominent leadership role and ensure that the organization becomes fast, nimble, and agile. Agile English Post review

2021 86

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.


Henny Portman

Happy to see that one of the key chapters of my Dutch book Scaling agile in organisaties is now not only available in English but in Portuguese too. o-gerente-de-projeto-sobrevivera-no-mundo-agil Download. Agile English Post Portugese Post project manager

2021 87

Japanese version of my QRC Team Topologies (????????)

Henny Portman

agility English Post QRCAwesome to see that Kakutani Shintaro translated my QRC Team Topologies into Japanese. ??????????????. Published on [link]. For a review of the Team Topologies book and English QRC see: [link].

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Review Being a Project Manager

Henny Portman

If I want to use a more agile approach, the metaphor and the book will be of no help. B eing a Project Manager – A different Book on Project Management by Hamutal Weisz and Daniel Zitter focuses on the essentials and practice of project management. .

Too many rules makes agility impossible

Henny Portman

One of the principles of the Agile Manifesto is “ Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential ”. If you look at some agile frameworks or ways of working, you can ask yourself if the rule makers force you to be rule taker or rule breaker. Agile manifesto.

2020 64

Unlocking Agile's Missed Potential!

Speaker: Bob Webber, VP Product Flow Optimization, Construx

In this webinar you will learn how product management and engineering can collaborate with a NEW end-to-end Agile product development cycle model.

Structural Agility, a next tree

Henny Portman

The quest to find more trees for my agile forest continues. Structural Agility is again a way of working that fits in the culture targeted box of my The bird’s eye view on the agile forest overview and complements ‘frameworks’ like Scrum, SAFe, Less, disciplined Agile, et cetera.

2020 67

Review IPMA Organisational Competence Baseline – for developing competence in managing by projects, version 1.1

Henny Portman

When I look at those organizations with permanent agile teams, I think this standard needs an update to show the impact of these agile ways of working on the organization’s project, programme and portfolio competences.

2022 73

Will the Project Manager survive in the agile world

Henny Portman

This article is based on one of the key chapters of my Dutch book Scaling agile in organisaties and now available for my English readers too. Together with the article A new new bird’s eye view on the agile forest you have the most important chapters of this book.

2021 63

Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (1st edition)

Henny Portman

A magazine for the Blue Striped Frog community of professionals who are engaged in transformations towards increasing organizational agility. At this moment there aren’t that many physical magazines focussing on project management, agile, or agility anymore. How agile are they?

2020 64

Boost Team Engagement with Agile

Speaker: Anthony Crain, Agile Transformation Consultant at cPrime, and Zach Wolfe, Enterprise Customer Success Manager at Wrike

Agile Methodology has led to an era of transparency and collaboration within software and development teams. However, as many project managers have discovered, agile can work in non-technical teams as well. But how about managing both? How do we bridge the gap between technical and non-technical teams to create a holistically agile project? The key is engagement. The engineering team doesn't need to have marketing degrees, and the marketing team doesn’t need a coding bootcamp. What they do need is a sense of engagement in each aspect of the project, and the ability to collaborate as effectively as possible.

The Continuous Innovation Framework (COIN)

Henny Portman

I just came across a new framework that could be positioned on the portfolio level of my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest. For the latest updated version of my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest article see: [link]. agility English Post


Henny Portman

Agile agility English Post TOAHHappy to see that the article about TOAH and programs I wrote together with Henk Venema is not only available in English but in Portuguese too. ed100_artigo12-toah-e-programas Download.

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Agile PM2: a new tree in my agile forest

Henny Portman

This time I added Agile PM 2. Agile PM 2 is an extension of PM 2 (initiative of the European Union, see: [link] ). The Agile PM² Extension. Agile teams should be able to collaborate effectively with teams and stakeholders following alternative approaches.

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Editor’s Choice Awards

Henny Portman

Delighted to hear the news that two of my papers received an Editor’s Choice Award.

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All Method, No Madness: Guiding Agile Teams Through Research

Speaker: Amanda Stockwell, President of Stockwell Strategy

Many Product Managers feel quality user research can't keep up with the fast-paced agile teams. However, if you're willing to adapt, you don't have to sacrifice agility or insights. Join Amanda Stockwell, President of Stockwell Strategy, as she covers issues agile teams have and how to solve them.