NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017

NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Thursday, November 3, 2016

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm | Presentation | Room: Roman I & II

The Need for Agile Portfolio Management

Presented by: Shane Hastie


In today's fast-paced business environment, a traditional approach to budgeting and funding initiatives doesn't cut it. Instead, there is a need for an adaptive and responsive approach to managing the pipeline of work to be done. An approach that constantly measures the investment against the potential and actual returns and rapidly changing direction, without disrupting the flow of the organisation.

This is where Agile Portfolio Management comes into play. This session will provide you with an understanding of ways to identify value, how to evaluate and align initiatives with an organisation's strategy and goals, and ways to view and categorise initiatives across a whole portfolio. It provides some tools to measure value over time, techniques for budgeting and forecasting both costs and benefits.

The talk examines how an adaptive funding model creates an environment where the organisation can respond to change at a tactical and strategic level while maintaining predictability and ensuring good governance processes are followed.

Agile Portfolio Management draws on ideas from: enterprise analysis; Management 3.0; Beyond Budgeting; sustainability; incremental delivery; building for learning versus building for delivery; and Lean Start-up among others to provide a rounded understanding of how to build, maintain and manage an agile portfolio across an organisation.

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 Shane Hastie

Shane Hastie

Chief Knowledge Engineer & Agile Practice Lead

With over 30 years’ experience working across a wide variety of industries, Shane Hastie is the Chief Knowledge Engineer and Agile Practice Lead for Software Education ( a training, coaching and consulting company working in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Shane works extensively in the overlap between business analysis and agile development practices — actively working to bridge the perceived gaps between these communities.

He is the Director of the joint Agile Alliance and IIBA® program which produced the Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge™ and is one of the core team revising the Extension in 2016/17. He was a member of the Core Team producing BABOK™ 3.0.

In 2011 Shane was elected as a Director of the Agile Alliance (

Shane's 2016 Presentations:

  1. Agile Business Analysis: Current State of the Practice
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (4:50 pm – 5:50 pm)
  2. The Need for Agile Portfolio Management
    Thursday, November 3, 2016 (2:10 pm – 3:10 pm)

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