location_city Toronto schedule Nov 6th 01:15 - 02:15 PM place Lake Erie people 2 Interested

Stop driving on the sidewalk!

In software development and delivery, it sometimes feels like we're perpetually stuck behind a slow-moving vehicle. Sometimes we can easily go around, and sometimes we can't see what's really holding us up. In our experience, many teams are barely peeking over the steering wheel! Our workshop is aimed at sharing a technique that will help you arrive at faster, safer, and happier - whether you're stuck in a ditch or cruising the highway.

This workshop will introduce a simple method you can use to discover, define and communicate risks and opportunities affecting your teams. Even better, you can use it regardless of what team, department or silo you find yourself in. We'll examine visual representations of valuable data you can use to have productive conversations, make confident decisions, and align towards making real progress.

Takeaways:
- How to create a collaborative Value Stream Map  
- How to use Value Stream Maps to find and diagnose workflow bottlenecks  
- How to build actionable, data-driven maps that make the path clear to everyone  
- How to use maps to target your improvement and automation efforts where you need them most  

Tackle complexity, friction and waste in a few hours with a versatile and actionable mapping technique.

Not only will you see dramatically improved alignment and collaboration, but you can do it all remotely with free tools.

We'll show you how with the right map, you can be 20% better tomorrow.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • We'll be aiming to make VSM accessible to participants, by sharing a step-by-step tour of an example value stream we'll build together.
  • We'll share stories from real-life cases to relate the material to the audience.
  • We'll illustrate the various types of data we can extract from a value stream to measure performance and reveal insights.
  • We'll describe the most common bottlenecks we see and how a VSM can address them.

Learning Outcome

  • We'll demonstrate how you can use VSM to identify and measure bottlenecks.
  • We'll share how a VSM can align stakeholders and drive action by clearly illustrating opportunities and risks.
  • We'll provide a framework for understanding where and how you can improve delivery performance, whether on your own, as a team or as an entire organization.
  • Participants will leave with an understanding of a technique than can drive a 20% performance improvement in their teams in a few hours.

Target Audience

This workshop is for anyone interested in improving alignment, workflow, collaboration and delivery performance in their team(s).

Prerequisites for Attendees

No serious prerequisites, but a familiarity with a software delivery lifecycle would help

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