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Tuesday, August 7 • 09:00 - 10:15
Deal Me In! Portfolio Dashboard Poker – A Fun Way to Align Business & Technical Goals (Jason Tice) POPULAR

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How well do you understand how to interpret the indicators & metrics on your portfolio dashboard to guide decision-making processes? Do you know which indicators support key business goals or technical strategies your organization is targeting to achieve? Is your portfolio dashboard able to balance efforts between business goals, such as new acquiring new customers, and technical goals, such as migrating to a new platform?
As part of digital transformation in Global 100 organizations, we have observed that agile delivery can struggle when the portfolio dashboard is not aligned well to specific business or technical goals. We have also observed other scenarios where the portfolio dashboard has become so complex, you need a PhD to understand how to interpret the data it provides. In such instances, lack of a understandable & comprehensive dashboard can result in localized success while ultimately large programs fail and business goals are not achieved.
In this NEW workshop at Agile2018, you will get chance to meet other conference attendees as you work together to design a portfolio dashboard that includes indicators and metrics that guide the right balance between business and technical goals. Working as a team, you will use 50+ "metric cards" and a poker style game to design a dashboard and share it with others. Participants will experience how collaborating on dashboard design can be FUN and can enable all to understand the intent of the indicators and metrics included in the dashboard and how to interpret them.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will experience a collaboration framework that enables design of portfolio dashboards that balance business and technical goals – by participating in the workshop, each group will go through a dashboard design cycle to enable repetition/application of the method following Agile2018.
  • Awareness of 52+ portfolio level metrics inclusive of business goals, delivery/development goals, and operational readiness.
  • Exposure to portfolio scenarios that balance both business needs/goals with technical/architecture goals, and how to find common ground between business desires & technical desires.
  • Participants will see how working as a team to design a dashboard enables a shared understanding of what the different metrics the dashboard contains and a shared understanding of what each metric means / indicates.
  • Those attending will observe how staging a marketplace for cross talk between teams enables rapid and engaging learning between teams & individuals moreso than other cross-talk & sharing methods.


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Jason Tice

Vice President, Asyncrhony
Jason Tice has over 15 years of experience using collaborative activities and games to help organizations, their teams and their customers achieve clarity and alignment to enable high performance. More recently, Jason has led efforts to adapt collaboration frameworks familiar to agile... Read More →

Tuesday August 7, 2018 09:00 - 10:15 PDT
Marriott Salon 5