Traditional PMOs are considered the motherships of project management disasters. Over the past 2 decades, DSDM has proven to be a rigorous Agile method allowing companies to deliver projects successfully in an Agile manner. However, we still need to find ways to address the most common challenges encountered by most organisations trying to adopt Agile ways:
- Coordinate the deliverables and needs of multiple Agile teams;
- Create an environment of effective collaboration and communication across the organisational boundaries;
- Expand Agility beyond the traditional IT space; and,
- Balance the demand and capabilities of organisations to produce improved business flow.
Few companies truly treat themselves as a network of interdependent components that work together to try to accomplish a common goal. Does your PMO follow a systemic approach? How do you maintain the continuity and flow of the system? The challenge is to maximise the desirable Agile benefits from ‘Individuals (Teams) and Interactions’ to multiple teams and ever-larger systems, without losing our Lean temperament. In this presentation, the authors will present how Lean Thinking and Kanban can be used in conjunction with the DSDM lifecycle to successfully create an improved PMO focused on re-architecting the Business Flow and Balance of Demand.