Agile development has solved a lot of problems: how to develop software effectively both in terms of productivity and shorter time-to-market, how to plan development releases in an ever-changing business environment, and how to improve worker morale and visibility.
The prevailing concern for leaders in the industry is how to steer an agile development organization: "How to manage product portfolios and roadmaps or strategies in an effective way that takes advantage of the potential of agile?" Old ways of strategic planning are too weighty and rigid, causing conflicts with agile development.
I'm going to talk about my experience of solving this problem at Yle, the Finland's national public service broadcasting company with Portfolio Kanban framework.
Portfolio Kanban is a tool to visualize the flow of all the possible, committed and work-in-progress initiatives in the development organization. Introducing Portfolio Kanban can support in improving the throughput and effectiveness of the development organization.