The Lean-Agile PMO: From Process Police to Adaptive Governance
With Sanjiv Augustine and Roland Cuellar


Traditional PMOs have, over time, often become focused on enforcing detailed process oversight in order to bring about standardization, compliance, transparency, and hopefully, improved delivery predictability and performance. However, the results over the years have been mixed. Certainly improvements have been made in process discipline and governance but sometimes at the expense of time, quality, customer responsiveness, and innovation. And in speaking with business and IT executives, improvements in visibility and project delivery performance have shown some improvement but are nowhere where they need to be. And the IT community has in turn responded with more "Agile" approaches to delivery.


Sanjiv Augustine

Sanjiv Augustine is an entrepreneur, industry-leading agile and lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant and trainer. With 25 years in the industry, Sanjiv has served as a trusted advisor over the past 15 years to executives and management at leading firms including: Capital One, The Capital Group, CNBC, Comcast, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, General Dynamics, HCA Healthcare, The Motley Fool, National Geographic, Nationwide Insurance, Walmart, and Samsung. He is the author of the book Managing Agile Projects (Prentice Hall 2005) and several publications including "Transitioning to Agile Project Management" and "The Lean-Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate Agile Project Delivery."

Roland Cuellar

Roland Cuellar ('kway-are') has focused exclusively on agile software development and lean business process improvement for the last 12 years. During that time, Roland has worked with Capital One, CNBC, Westinghouse Nuclear Power, Nationwide Insurance, US Citizenship and Immigration, the US Courts, and many many other clients on enterprise agile adoption. Roland has spoken at numerous conferences and has published a number of articles on the subjects of agile, portfolio management, quality, and kanban.