Value Stream Mapping

About this Event

This 1-day workshop will provide participants with a working knowledge of lean value stream mapping and with the understanding to be able to perform these activities with customers or clients.

    Course Objectives

    • Understand the benefits of Value Stream Mapping
    • Learn Value Stream Mapping techniques
    • Practice Value Stream Mapping

    Course Outline

    • What Is the Value Stream?
    • What Is Value Stream Mapping (VSM)?
    • How Do We VSM?
    • Value Stream Mapping Approach:
      • Define Product or Product Family
      • Determine Focus of VSM
      • Go to Gemba (Walk the Process)
      • Define the Basic Value Stream - Flowcharting
      • Add SME Specific Details
      • Create Current State VSM
      • Identify Wastes
      • Define Improvements
      • Create Future State Value Stream Map
      • Create Prioritized Implementation Roadmap
    • Value Stream Mapping Case Study and Exercise
    • Techniques for Executing the VSM Recommendations
      • DMAIC: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control
      • Agile Techniques (Scrum/Kanban)
      • SAFe Techniques (Agile Release Trains)

    Note: This course can be purchased with access to a VSM certification.

    Waterfall is not always bad

    #agilecoachingtip  Waterfall is not always bad! Some projects are inherently phased-based. One recent example was a vendor selection project that I was asked to assess. It was being mismanaged using Scrum. I could list a hundred different examples like that. Can you...

    2020 Scrum Guide Changes and Observations

      The following video addresses my interpretation of the 2020 Scrum Guide changes and their impact both to those currently studying for the PSM I or PSPO I exams and for those who want to understand what these changes mean to their current implementation of...

    The king is dead! Long live the king!

    I watch every few years as someone tries to crown a new king. You know what? Agile is dead, but it is also alive and well.

    Agile Consulting Manifesto

    My Agile Consulting Manifesto. While delivering successful software development projects for over 20 years and seeing the profession that I am so passionate about become damaged by misinformation, framework saturation and a complete loss of credibility, I have come to...

    I may be stating the obvious—you can’t be Agile without being Lean.

    In the Agile Practice Guide published by PMI® and the Agile Alliance®, there is the Venn diagram shown above. It is a simple yet useful visual that most of us long-toothed Agile practitioners clearly understand.  Unfortunately, I am finding through my training...

    How Agile are you? Free Agile Maturity Assessment

    NEW! Become a Certified Agile ProfessionalWhen you receive the score of your self-assessment, you can identify your level of Agility on the Agile maturity matrix. Contact us if you are looking for ways to improve your overall Agile Maturity. 0 - 80 points: Ad-hoc...

    Who Owns Quality in Agile?

    In Scrum, the expectation is that the entire Scrum Team owns quality, but what does that really mean? Isn’t the Product Owner only worried about value? Doesn’t the team own all the testing? Don’t they really own quality? Like many other concepts in Agile the answer to...

    The 2018 PMI-ACP® Exam Changes

      The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has proceeded down the path of embracing Agile. On March 26, 2018 both the PMP® and PMI-ACP® exams with be updated to reflect PMI's new Agile Practice Guide and the PMBOK® 6th edition. You can read about the changes here....

    What’s next on your Agile journey?

    Hello Agile Adventurer: My son Zach and I hiking in Maine. As an avid hiker, I tend to focus on the journey not so much the destination. The same is true with Agile. All of you are in a different place on your Agile journey. Some of you are well into your Agile...

    An Agile software development approach could have prevented this – just saying.

    UPDATE: January 30, 2018 The Washington Post published an article with more details: It is interesting that one of...