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If you're new to Value Streams, this will get you up to speed in no time!


What is a Value Stream Map?

I've always been a visual person, and used flow charts, swim lane diagrams and every other technique to analyze and share information. It's easy to look at a typical diagram and dismiss it as overly simplistic, idealistic or inaccurate. I'd... (More)

How is a Value Stream Map Different?

As DevOps, systems thinking and continuous improvement become more common knowledge, more and more people are looking beyond those foundations to how they can be best applied.

More and more, I see people wondering what Value Stream Mapping and Value... (More)

How Detailed Should Your Value Stream Map Be?

Clients always ask me, "Where should we start?", "How detailed should we be making this value stream map?", and "How do we know we're looking in the right place?"

These are excellent questions.

When we're trying to collect data about... (More)

What is a Value Stream?

It seems everyone in the Agile, DevOps and Tech scene are talking about Value Streams in 2020, and for good reasons. Business and manufacturing folks have been focused on value streams for decades, but as maturity and capability evolve in... (More)