A panel from The Agile Business Conference by the Agile Business Consortium with Lindsay Scott (Director at PMO Learning), Jon Ward (Agile Programme Coach Consultant at Beneficial Consulting), John McIntyre (Head of PMO/Projects at Ticketmaster) and Barbara Roberts (Director at Agile Business Consortium).
As Agile becomes more mainstream, this can lead to tension between existing governance approaches and the lighter touch that Agile expects. In extreme cases, where both sides take a dogmatic approach, this can appear more like war than collaboration. The reality is that agile governance is both a reasonable expectation and indeed, a necessity, in a complex corporate organisation. A key factor for effective Agile governance is to build a collaborative partnership between the PMO and the Agile teams. Following on from the pre-conference session positioning 3 differing viewpoints on PMO engagement, this conference session will present a fuller discussion on “Agile PMO – Fact or fiction?”.