Chapter 16. Portfolio Planning

Most organizations want or need to produce more than one product at a time. These multiproduct organizations need a way to make economically sound choices regarding how to manage their product portfolios. They also need their portfolio management or governance processes to align well with core agile practices; otherwise, there will be a fundamental disconnect with the agile approach being used at the individual product level. This chapter lays out 11 strategies for portfolio planning, grouped by scheduling, product inflow, and product outflow. It ends with a discussion of how to determine whether or not more work should be invested in in-process products.


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