Succeeding with Agile Governance


The Agile PMO: Succeeding with Agile Governance


Succeeding With Agile Governance

Are you getting all that you hoped and expected from your Agile software development process?  If your organization is not getting the results it was promised from Agile it might be because your product governance processes are in conflict.  As a director of Program Management Offices I’ve seen that by making a few simple but important changes to your processes you will reduce the time wasted on products that will never get built, make better product choices, and enjoy better relationships between your managers and software development teams.

By the end of my book you will appreciate the importance of more Agile-friendly approaches to governance, and you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to implement Agile governance.  You will know how to:

  1. Plan using only the appropriate level of data available, elaborate over time, and change the plan as facts change.
  2. Be disciplined about the timing of decisions
  3. Focus on the Market and Business needs, and make the Agile teams accountable for the requirements and solution

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What Other People are Saying

“For those of us on the front lines of helping Agile “grow up”, Paul’s pragmatic, well-informed approach is just the balance needed to improve effectiveness in more complex organizations. The tools and strategies he weaves together in The Agile PMO respectfully, but insistently challenge the enterprise status quo with constructive insights rather than unconstructive “Waterfall vs. Agile” arguments.”
Alan Sebring, CEO, Lean Agile Coach at Lean Effect

Osborn’s work bridges the (sometimes monstrous) gap between business and Agile!  “The Agile PMO” identifies critical Agile governance issues and provides practical, proven solutions that virtually any organization can implement to improve business results.
Linda Merrick, senior product management consultant, trainer, and coach at Pivotal Product Management


Todd’s Visual One Page Summary Book Notes

Todd Clarke, of GetLit, has produced one of his truly amazing visual book notes, for which I am eternally grateful.  If you would like a print-copy, it is licensed by Todd under CC By-ND 4.0.  Please download it here: 

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