A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me to talk to his sister. This sister has her own company teaching Project Management (sorry, gross generalisation but bear with me). She mostly specialises in non-IT projects using information from Prince2, Lean and other platforms.
A lot of the time, though, there are IT components in the projects and programs running in the companies she works for. And lately that means she meets Agile practices on her way. She wanted to know more about Agile in general and so we sat down for a talk.
As some of you may know, my main life goal is Agile World Domination. Any time I can talk to any professional about Agile and what it can do for them, I take that opportunity to further my ominous life goal. The original intent was to see what we can do for each other. We talked about my work, her work, where those two touch and what we can add to each others understanding of the world. At one point she said “The biggest issue I face is with companies that use classic Portfolio Management. How does Agile fit there?”