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Portfolio Engineer? Facilitation Is Key, Where Is the Process Advisor Role?

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why a single Portfolio Manager is not in LPM
  • Learn why this is the case
  • Understand the guidance and what we see working.


Location: Date: October 2, 2019 Time: 1:15 pm - 1:55 pm Scott Frost