Go to Global SAFe Summit 2019

Air France KLM: A Journey into Lean-Agile Portfolio Management

After having launched more than 10 ARTs in the Commercial Domain the last 2.5 years, it was time to transform traditional Portfolio Management practices into ones that are more Lean and Agile. The quarterly big-room planning is following the PI cadence of the Commercial Domain ARTs and has resulted in a new way of applying system thinking, managing queue lengths, and decentralizing decision-making. This approach has resulted in receiving a green light for the Innovation Budget for 2019. In this talk, Gaël Germanaz will explain the steps taken to transform to a more dynamic way to spread the budget across the value streams, the lessons learned, and the ambition for the upcoming year for the rest of Air France KLM.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the power of decentralizing budgeting decisions
  • Collaborate to collectively decide on the spread of budget across multiple value streams
  • Launch the first experiments toward a Lean-Agile Portfolio


Level: intermediate

Location: Date: 09/05/2019 Time: 13:15 - 14:00