One of the values of the Agile Manifesto is Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation. At Conteneo, we conveniently shorten this value to: Collaboration. Quite simply, collaboration is the core of getting things done in Agile teams, and Lean/Agile Portfolio Management is no exception.
The goal is to scale collaboration so that we get better results. Participatory Budgeting is based on engaging as internal stakeholders and decision-makers in the budgeting process (and typically far more numbers of people that traditional approaches to budgeting. Roadmapping through Prune the Product Tree/Prune the Future scales collaboration even further, inviting external stakeholders (customers, partners, suppliers) into the process of identifying a better future for all. And Buy a Feature provides critical insights into the key priorities of internal and external stakeholders.
However, scaling collaboration requires Agilists to consider various design options about how to structure the collaboration among groups. In this newsletter I will explore various designs that Weave customers are using to scale collaboration events.
A Single Weave Forum
Special Forum Sizes
Scheduling Small Numbers of Forums