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Learn the meaning behind why there is no Portfolio Engineer role in Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and how LPM is facilitated.


When launching Lean Portfolios, one of the first questions is where is the Portfolio Manager and is it like traditional PMO roles? LPM and the facilitation is critical to holding the LPM activities and members together On their Lean Portfolio SAFe Journey. Many organizations look for titles within the SAFe “troikas” at each level, yet within the portfolio level it is not on “The Big Picture”, and we’ve resisted it as a single, defined role. Why? Come explore the meaning behind why there is no “Portfolio Engineer” role in Lean Portfolio Management and how LPM is facilitated.

Meet Your Host

Joe Vallone

SPCT, SAFe Fellow
Joe Vallone is an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer and has been involved in the Lean and Agile communities since 2002. Mr. Vallone has helped coach several large-scale Agile transitions at Zynga, Apple, Microsoft, VCE, Nokia, AT&T, and American Airlines. Prior to founding Agile Business Connect, Joe Vallone served as an Agile Coach at Ciber, CTO/CIO of We The People, and the VP of Engineering for Telogical Systems.