More and more organizations see the benefits of the hybrid approach to project management combining Agile methodologies with Enterprise Project Management practices. However, when implementing such approach on the enterprise level, it may become an issue to keep Agile execution teams aligned with high-level PPM initiatives.
As soon as the project is initiated on a portfolio level in Project Online, Agile teams need to break it down into work items, as well as define iterations sprints in Azure DevOps. It’s important that they use Agile-specific tools for their daily work while major project updates are pushed back to Project Online.
If the Project and Portfolio levels are disconnected, it may result in low portfolio visibility, poor accountability and substancial regular manual work needed to provide views on project and task progress to the leadership.