Value Stream Mapping - Scaling value delivery beyond teamsPadma S
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Value Stream Mapping (VSM) allows for a quick visualization of value being realized out of a work being executed. The good thing about VSM is it provides visualization to both the teams as well as the business sponsors to understand and plan for the go to market strategies easily. The value streams are usually a long-lived series of product or system development process that provides continuous flow of value to both the business and the customers. Not only Value Streams can provide visualization for the product / system development but also can be used for identifying the bottlenecks within the process and eliminate them to enable faster development.
However, there would be a few challenges while identifying the value stream when scaling up the agile at an enterprise level. At team level, when done effectively, even scrum boards or retrospectives can act as value stream mapping activities. But when scaled at a business unit level over a 10-12 scrum teams, identifying the value streams for all layers like agile teams, product management teams and business sponsors can be quite challenging.
This paper will focus on some of the techniques to overcome the challenges and identify the value stream that can be realized for both the business and the customer.
- Visualize – Come up with a conceptual diagram of the value stream that covers all the layers of the business unit / organization
- Milestones – Identify the milestones on the calendar when the values will be realized and how for both the business and the customer
- Measure – Have a measurement system in place to measure the waiting time, actual time and delays if any
- Retrospect – Observe and identify bottlenecks to streamline the value that needs to be delivered
Starting an Agile project in a gated Enterprise environmentArdita Karaj
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You work for a company that until now has been delivering projects following Waterfall. Your new project is asked to be delivered in an Agile way. You know some basics on what Agile is, the need for frequent deliveries, focus on value, self-organizing teams where people collaborate, empirical planning, etc. What now? Where do you begin with your very first Agile project? What to do to get things going and deliver fast?
I will bring my experience on different Enterprise environments and the approach I have taken when working with teams new to Agile development. How Agile transformation was applied in the organization and how was translated at the project level. Some of the tools and techniques I will talk about are Project Canvas, Value Stream mapping, Story mapping, etc. Through a workshop, participants will have an opportunity to learn how to apply these tools and techniques right away to their Agile projects. These tools and techniques are valuable even for teams that are already running Agile and want to find ways to improve.
This is a hands on workshop that will take you through the different steps of initiation, preparation and getting ready for Sprint 1. You will experience how to do just-enough planning, estimation, architecture and feel confident to deliver value on Sprint 1. You will gain knowledge and experience that you can take it to your teams right away. This is knowledge that you can use when you start a new project or a new release. You will work on some real project, but feel free to bring your project and plan it with us!