Purposeful Portfolios

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What happens when the strategy set by an organization’s leaders is disconnected from the work that’s actually happening on the Agile Release Train? In this episode, SAFe® Fellow and SPCT Eric Willeke joins us to discuss how to get leadership to focus on strategic direction, and how to make sure people on the trains know the why (not just the what) behind the work.

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What happens when the strategy set by an organization’s leaders is disconnected from the work that’s happening on the Agile Release Train? In this episode, SAFe® Fellow and SPCT Eric Willeke joins us to discuss how to get leadership to focus on strategic direction, and how to make sure people on the trains know the why (not just the what) behind the work. Eric also talks about how to spot a portfolio that doesn’t have purpose and shares examples of organizations that excel in aligning purpose and execution.

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Hosted by: Melissa Reeve

Melissa Reeve

Melissa Reeve is the Vice President of Marketing at Scaled Agile, Inc. In this role, Melissa guides the marketing team, helping people better understand Scaled Agile, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and its mission.

Guest: Eric Willeke

Tapping into his experience leading and architecting multiple Agile transformations, Eric mentors and trains executives to help them make a difference. His background as a coach and facilitator, architect, SAFe Fellow, SPCT, and principal contributor to the Framework has helped executives avoid the pitfalls inherent in every Agile transformation and ensure sustainable impact from agility investments. Connect with Eric on LinkedIn.