Tomasz Kropiewnicki Royal Bank of Scotland

BIO: I’m a passionate Agile Coach and Delivery Consultant on a mission of discovery. I spend my
days creating high-performance teams and helping organisations reach excellence in
software delivery and portfolio management.
Recently I’ve been busy with helping a global retail Bank with managing the portfolio of their
security services.

I took my first steps in iterative value delivery in 2006 with Feature Driven Development, although I quickly moved to Scrum I never looked back. I hold a deep belief that a purpose of a high performant agile team is to deliver value through sensing and responding,
practices whatever they might be are there to help.

Presentation: It’s not done until it’s gone!
session level: intermediate

Time and time again I see the team or portfolio boards with a magical “Done” column that everyone strives to put their cards in.

Have you considered that when you put the stories, products and services in that column, they are far from “done”? In fact, they have just started they propper lifecycle!

The fallacy of being “done” seems to be a latent consequence of the lingering Project mindset that we have been exposed for years.
It’s time to take the next step and start considering the full lifecycle profits of our hard work.

In this session, I will share my experience and practical tools I use to help organisations adopt optimal portfolio managing techniques, where the delivery is just a part of a broader product/service lifecycle.

Following the Continuous Digital and #NoProjects principles, I’ve introduced a series of tools and techniques that help organisations understand not only understand the full lifecycle but also provides the necessary insights to support the decision-making process.

In essence, we are not done when our work hits real users on production but I would like to state the case that it finishes when it’s gone from any active use.


I’m hoping to expand your perspective on the Product/service vs Project thinking and Agile Portfolio Management.