Workshop : The WSJF City Simulation: Program & Portfolio Prioritisation in Practice.

A session at Lean Agile Scotland 2015

Friday 9th October, 2015

1:40pm to 3:20pm (GMT)

Don Reinertsen's fully quantified Cost of Delay model for prioritising backlogs sourced from many stakeholders is inspired, but many organisations struggle with implementing it and abandon attempts to have a rational discussion about value because "it's too hard to quantify in real money". And often, it is hard to forecast real money, and other factors such as Risk really do play a part in understanding value.

This simulation provides a concrete model that enables exploration of a practical CoD prioritisation and sequencing model (based on the version used in SAFe) and an experience of operating it in a group setting.

The scenario involves a property developer building a satellite city and evaluating the Cost of Delay of various housing estates, shops and other developments. Initially framed at the Epic level, every group receives a list of 9 Epics to evaluate along with a good supply of planning poker cards.

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Martin Burns

Senior Principal Transformation Consultant

Martin Burns recently joined Rally as a Transformation Consultant, having spent the last 2 years as a Lean-Agile coach and programme manager in Sweden.

With a prehistory in communication and web development going back to the 1990s, Martin grew through BA and Project Management roles in IBM to be the bridge between business and technology for success in software product development. From an instinct for collaborative working, he underwent a skeptic’s journey of discovery and conversion to Lean-Agile thinking and is now dedicated to spreading the benefits to large organisations who wrestle with that journey, turning the volume up on their Lean/Agile delivery capability.

He is the founder of the SAFe Leadership Retreat, and enjoys movies and fika.

Having been performing in front of strangers for over 40 years, he’s a passable singer, a poor guitarist, a terrible showoff.

3 attendees

  • Colin McCormick
  • Jose Casal
  • Martin Burns

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Time 1:40pm3:20pm GMT

Date Fri 9th October 2015

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