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Tuesday, August 7 • 14:00 - 15:15
A Case Study in Failure: Portfolio Management in the Money Transfer Industry (Andrew McKnight)

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150 project on-going at any one time, each have a 10 month timeline to delivery, and new projects are starting on a weekly basis...How much do you think gets done? After being recruited to begin a portfolio and demand management group within IT Strategy, the future looked bright. The enterprise wanted to get to a place where delivery was predictable, projects were prioritized, commitments were met, and executives were happy.
These are great goals and ideas as long as the executive team is aligned to the same goals, and are willing to work cross-functionally to achieve the corporate objectives...this wasn't the case.
Andy will explain the custom scaled framework he created, the change management approach, the desired outcomes, and where along the way either he failed to make the critical connections, or the warning signs he missed.
He will discuss the failures at the IT Level, Executive level, portfolio level, and the impacts that context switching and a silo'd prioritization approach has on the ability to deliver value.
Hopefully, you can take these lessons and catch them so they don't lead to your demise; as they did his!

Learning Outcomes:
  • - A Unique Scaled Framework for organizing work across a multi-billion dollar enterprise
  • - Concept for change management to introducing new corporate functions.
  • - Key warning signs that change isn't occurring
  • - Alternative approaches that might have led to success.


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Andrew McKnight

Agile Practice Lead, MATRIX Resources
Andy McKnight has over 20 years’ experience in an Agile environment—from his 12 years as a United States Marine to co-founding an enterprise performance management software company, and leading Agile adoptions and transformations within Fortune 500 companies, and in multiple organizations... Read More →

Tuesday August 7, 2018 14:00 - 15:15 PDT
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