Humanely adjusting budgets in the time of COVID-19

  • Luke Hohmann, Scaled Agile

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused every enterprise to adjust budgets and investments. Most have had to grapple with budget cuts from declining revenue. A few have had to respond to substantial unexpected growth. In this talk we’ll review how SAFe Lean Portfolio Management can help organizations rapidly respond to change. We’ll start with a discussion of why understanding investments by Horizon provides the foundation to help leaders prepare for the “new normal” they may be experiencing post COVID-19. We’ll then discuss how Participatory Budgeting can help leaders gather the data to make humane adjustments to their portfolios. We’ll provide SAFe Tips for facilitating challenging conversations and for both analyzing and taking action against the data gathered in these sessions.

  • Date:Thursday, June 11
  • Time:11:55 AM - 12:40 PM
  • Session Type:Main Conference Track
  • Learning Objective #1:Understanding Investments by Horizons
  • Learning Objective #2:Using Participatory Budgeting to adjust budgets
  • Talk Level:Intermediate
Luke Hohmann
Scaled Agile