Portfolio managers can nurture—and
hasten—agility as organizations
transition to a new framework.
BY STEVE BUTLER
With today’s accelerating business environment demanding a more agile project environment, portfolio managers working to increase their organization’s flexibility should view the project management office
(PMO) as a crucial ally. Yet the tactics PMOs and
portfolio managers apply vary depending on where
the organization is on its agility journey—as well as
the agile approaches to which it aspires.
At organizations struggling to incorporate agile
approaches, portfolio managers can ease the transi-
tion by focusing on why—and where—the need for
agility exists, rather than what it looks like in action.