Chapter 4. Foundation

To promote agility in the enterprise and apply agile principles throughout its projects, you’ll need to recognize the organizational structure that’s in place. Even though every organization has perhaps a slightly different spin in terms of hierarchies and structures, it usually fits into one of the three categories: functional, projectized, or matrix. I’ll describe how these structures work with agile development. Furthermore, I’ll define projects, programs, portfolios, and their relationship within the rest of the organization and its project management office.


Before we take a deep dive into agile portfolio management, let’s get a statistical feel for the size of the information technology (IT) portfolio management ...

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