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Time For What's Next - TOAgile2019 - Steve Pereira

Steve Pereira
November 05, 2019

Time For What's Next - TOAgile2019 - Steve Pereira

How can you make time for real innovation and improvement? How do you know what to automate or invest in? How do you escape process prison? How can you get everyone aligned to make a difference? How can you start to drive revenue from cost?

This talk introduces the one technique I’ve always returned to when I need to answer those questions and drastically improve teams I’ve joined and led. You can use it right away to understand, communicate and improve your work, team or organization - whether you’re a leader or new recruit.

Lean Value Stream Mapping (LVSM) is a software and tech focused version of a classic technique you can use right now, with materials you already have to discover opportunities, build and share your vision and save hours of toil every week so you can invest in what’s next.

Sprinkle it on your:
- Delivery/Data/Testing/Analytics/Logging Pipeline
- Developer/Customer Onboarding
- Environment Provisioning
- Failure Recovery/Incident Management/Support Triage
- Toil/Process of choice, you get it :)
…and start spending more time on what’s next

I’ve come to love and use Value Stream Maps after years of struggling to find time for innovation, rally buy-in and communicate ideas, issues and risks. They’ve helped me many times go from tearing my hair out (and I have the baldness to prove it!) to knowing exactly how to level up.

Steve Pereira

November 05, 2019

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  4. Agenda ! Value Stream Thinking ! Common Issues ! Value

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  5. Less Waste, Not More Tools Automation, Integrations Handoffs Calls /

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  7. Common Process Issues • No shared visibility • Missing ownership

    • Single points of failure • Emails/Calls/Meetings • Manual steps • Serial steps @steveElsewhere
  8. Value Flow 
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    Velocity Quality Value Stream Thinking @steveElsewhere
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    between silos + roles ! See risks + opportunities ! Invest where it matters Stream Mapping for Flow @steveElsewhere
  10. The Keys to Value Stream Mapping Value vs Bottlenecks Initial

    Discovery Initial Communication @steveElsewhere
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    ! Single points of failure ! Unnecessary hand-offs ! Manual steps ! Coordination ! Missing parallelization @steveElsewhere
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    @steveElsewhere ! Think Right-to-Left (Value) ! Start with a Clear Goal ! Focus on Flow ! Autonomy through Clarity ! Next 3-6 months ! Consider Capabilities
  13. How Can We Improve? ! Get someone to own the

    stream ! Owners and backups for steps ! Self-Service ! Forms for repeated interactions ! Form automation + hooks ! Decision standards ! Consolidate tooling ! Minimize handoffs @steveElsewhere
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