Play Podcast Episode 8 Episode 20 (Bonus) – Global SAFe Summit – Part 6: Joe Vallone and Scott Frost – Portfolio Engineering | Back to full list

Learn how to integrate SAFe into a large ERP system to achieve business agility and the value of automation in these implementations.

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 Co-hosts

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.
Scott Frost
Fellow | SPCT – Agility Advisor
Accenture | SolutionsIQ
As a Fellow and SPCT, Scott focuses on business agility in some of the most complex customer ecosystems of Fortune 50 and larger enterprises. In every engagement, “act like an owner, meet customers where they are, and challenge their status quo.” Mindfulness, truth, and trust guides me into long-lived relationships with the most amazing human beings. If I can give back just a little of the inspiration I receive by watching them achieve their outcomes, I am more the richer.