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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Pre-Work: Introduction to Porfolio Management

    • Overview of Portfolio Management

    • Portfolio Kanban as a Governance Tool

  • 2

    Part 1: Visualising the Porfolio

    • Visualising the Work

    • Defining the Workflow

    • Visualising Problems

  • 3

    Part 2: Visualising Capacity

    • Measuring Capacity

    • Measuring Flow

    • Actionable Agile Metrics

  • 4

    Part 3: Prioritising the Portfolio

    • Prioritisation methods: Cost of Delay

    • Prioritisation methods: Risk Profiles

    • Queue Replenishment

  • 5

    Part 4: Forecasting and Planning

    • Tools for probabilistic forecasting

    • Forecasting for a single item

    • Forecasting for multiple items

    • Improving system stability and predictability

  • 6

    Part 5: Improving Performance

    • Limiting WIP to increase Quality, Predictability and Learning

    • The Utilization Trap: Economic Value of Slack Time

    • Batch Size

    • Flow Efficiency

  • 7

    Part 6: Coordinating Execution

    • Cross-team coordination Kanban

    • Governance Cadences

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Course Introduction

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This course runs over 3 days from 10:00-12:00 AEST. You can attend the class as many times as you like or defer a class to a later scheduled session.

  • 16th, 17th, 18th September 2020

  • 7th, 8th, 9th October 2020

  • 4th, 5th, 6th November 2020

  • Arrange your own private class



Ben Hogan

Ben is the founder of Freshwater Academy and an expert practitioner and trainer.

Ben teaches Agile, OKRs, Wardley Maps, Product Discovery, Design Thinking, Kanban, and Actionable Performance Metrics.

For more info connect with him on linked-in: and follow him on Twitter: @agileben