schedule Jun 30th 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM place EN 304 (C40) people 78 Attending

Water-scrum-fall just wasn't working for me. Something was fundamentally wrong. I couldn't quite figure out what - or how to fix it - until I found Value Stream Mapping. This was only the beginning.

Explore the seven wastes of software development and how to apply Value Stream Mapping to software development. Learn where I went wrong, and tips for running your own mapping workshops.

If you are a people manager, project manager, scrum master or product owner this session will help you see where the bottlenecks REALLY are. 

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

How does lean manufacturing Value Stream Mapping apply to software development?

What are the 'seven wastes' of software development?

Where I went wrong (and what I learnt from my mistakes)

How to run successful mapping workshops

 

 

Learning Outcome

Knowledge of the seven wastes of software development.

Benefits of Value Stream Mapping. 

How to run successful mapping workshops

Target Audience

All People Managers / Project Managers / Scrum Masters / Product Owners

Prerequisite

Would help if you have basic knowledge of what a value stream map looks like. 

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