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Building a VMO: Driving Business Agility with Value Stream Management

Hosted by Agile Rising

As organizations start to modernize and manage work by product, traditional roles are changing. PMO roles—such as Program and Project Managers—are expanding and evolving due to the reorientation of organizations toward value-based outcomes. So what does the shift from the PMO to the VMO (Value Management Office) really look like?


September 27, 2022, 11:00 am – September 27, 2022, 12:00 pm




Program or Project Manager

Event Overview

Agile Rising’s team of SPCTs, including Chris Ruch, Marshall Guillory, and Andrew Keener, will discuss the organizational structure of a VMO, the key role the VMO plays in driving the transformation across both technology and business, and how an effective VMO can accelerate your transformation by:

  • Identifying where work is flowing across your product value streams
  • Establishing the cadence of events to lead the delivery of value
  • Generating flow metrics to measure value delivery correlated to business results
  • Creating a successful VMO implementation roadmap

Join us for this interactive session, where you will have the opportunity to explore your experiences and challenges in small group discussions with your peers and an experienced SPCT.


Marshall Guillory

Vice President, Government Practice, SPCT (Agile Rising)

Marshall has over twenty-five years of business experience in software development, information technology, product management, and Government fields and sectors. He has spent the past 10+ years focused on leading digital and organizational transformations. Marshall most recently completed successful implementations of the SAFe and Lean-Agile practices, enterprise organizational change for the FAA, Emerson, the Dept. of Veteran Affairs (VA); and is currently the lead enterprise agility coach for an ongoing implementation at the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA).

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Andrew Keener

Director, Training Solutions, SPCT (Agile Rising)

Andrew Keener applies expert knowledge, industry experience, and relentless energy to solving a company’s issues. As a SAFe SPCT, Andrew specializes in working with companies as they launch their Lean Enterprise transformation utilizing the Scaled Agile Framework. As the Director of Training Solutions at Agile Rising, Andrew works with leaders and managers to facilitate Value Stream workshops, identify Agile Release Trains, and launch them—combining teaching, coaching, and consulting to spread best practices in Lean Portfolio Management, Scrum, and Kanban development, and DevOps Continuous Delivery. With more than a dozen years of experience in technology management and the successful launch of seven Agile Release Trains, Andrew has the ability to work effectively with leaders and teams, listen to their ideas, and help them implement the changes necessary for successful lean-agile transformation. Andrew has worked as an implementation partner with large enterprises, including Allstate Insurance, United Airlines, and Emerson Process Automation.

Chris Ruch

CEO (Agile Rising)

Chris Ruch, SPCT has more than two decades of experience as a leader and executive in software development, Agile Product Management, and Lean Portfolio Management. He leads Agile Rising’s our team of Enterprise Transformation Coaches and specializes in large, complex transformation strategy, lean portfolio management, and SAFe across the enterprise. Chris is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) with many years of experience overseeing agile transformations across a broad range of industries, including finance, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and government. He is based in Agile Rising’s headquarters office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.