Silke Eggert

Head of Lean Portfolio Management & Transformation in the global Digital & IT organisation


Passionate about driving change, setting up new capabilities and providing leadership in cross-functional complex transformation programmes, Silke Eggert is the Head of Lean Portfolio Management & Transformation in the global Digital & IT organisation in Vodafone. In this role, Silke is establishing Lean Portfolio Management for Digital & IT and responsible for the implementation of SAFe for Vodafone.

Silke has 25 years of successful management experience in large-scale transformation and technology integration programmes, customer service delivery, strategic alliance management/partner management and marketing in the ICT industry. She started to adopt and implement agile ways of working in 2018 and has put SAFe into practice for the largest OSS and BSS transformation programme for VodafoneZiggo in the Netherlands. She lives near Düsseldorf, Germany, with her husband and their two daughters. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her family and dog, travelling, reading.

Talk - LPM @ Vodafone - How to Really Organize Around Value at Scale

Vodafone is moving away from a ‘classic’ telco company to transform into a New Generation Telco, and then a Technology Communications Company (Tech Comms) by 2025.
To achieve this ambition, Vodafone has been on a journey to think more holistically and at scale about Business Agility and value generation. This has led to the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) within Vodafone and the decision to implement Lean Portfolio Management.
During this presentation, we will go into detail about how our team was able to take the Scaled Agile Framework and its practices and apply them to a large global enterprise. We will share the lessons learned and our approach to implementing Lean Portfolio Management to enable value focus across Vodafone sustainably and at scale. We will then review whether we were able to meet all the success criteria we had for the implementation of SAFe, including the impact on end-to-end value delivery.
We will also discuss areas where we decided the SAFe Framework needed further development and explore the ideas we used to build upon and flesh out some of the SAFe concepts.