Harness Value Stream Management to Optimize Flow and Supercharge Your Organization

Value stream management means you connect from idea to value realization, integrating your DevOps toolchain end-to-end and gain unparalleled insights into what's happening when your teams are delivering value outcomes to your customers. At the Value Stream Management Consortium, we are dedicated to making this a standard way of working to ensure that all organizations can make the most of what they have.

Measuring Organizational Improvement

We know that DevOps principles create higher-performing organizations but it's hard to know what's improving when. When your organizations are built from silos and data is buried, conversations are opinion driven. Thinking and working as value streams means teams obsess about the value their work creates to the customer and that they can measure how their experiments accelerate its flow to be realized in the hands of the customer.

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Measuring Organizational Improvement

We know that DevOps principles create higher-performing organizations but it's hard to know what's improving when. When your organizations are built from silos and data is buried, conversations are opinion driven. Thinking and working as value streams means teams obsess about the value their work creates to the customer and that they can measure how their experiments accelerate its flow to be realized in the hands of the customer.

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Founding Members of the Value Stream Management Consortium

  • Digital.ai
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    ServiceNow
    Tasktop
  • Digital.ai
    HCL+Software+Logo+Transparent
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  • ServiceNow
    Tasktop
  • Digital.ai
  • HCL+Software+Logo+Transparent
  • Plutora-Logo resized
  • ServiceNow
  • Tasktop

Our Board of Directors

Helen Beal
Helen Beal
Chair
Helen Beal is a DevOps coach and strategic advisor. She is Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute, an Continuous Delivery Foundation ambassador and an analyst at Accelerated Strategies Group. She hosts the BrightTalk Day-to-Day DevOps webinar series and is an InfoQ DevOps. She is listed in TechBeacon’s DevOps Top100 lists and won Top DevOps Evangelist 2020 in the DevOps Dozen awards.
Brian Muskoff
Brian Muskoff
Director of Product, HCL Software
Brian leads product teams to create software solutions that help large enterprises safely streamline the flow of change through the delivery pipeline. His roots in the DevOps space trace back to the UrbanCode product line, the CICD market creating start-up that was acquired by IBM and is now engineered by HCL Software. He holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a BSISE from Ohio University.
Jeff Keyes
Jeff Keyes
VP of Product, Plutora
Jeff has spent his career writing code, designing software features and UI, running dev and test teams, consulting and evangelizing DevOps and value stream management. Outside of six years at Microsoft, he has been primarily focused on growing startup companies. He has extensive experience in product marketing. Jeff holds degrees in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University and the University of Washington.
Neelan Choksi
Neelan Choksi
President and COO, Tasktop
Neelan has extensive technology management experience and is a graduate of MIT (and part of the well-publicized MIT Blackjack team). He holds graduate degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is also a mentor at Capital Factory, an incubator, and serves as a trustee at TechGirlz, a non-profit working to get adolescent girls excited about technology.
Richard Knaster
Richard Knaster
Chief Scientist, Value Stream Management, Vice President at Digital.ai
Richard has held roles ranging from developer to executive, and extensive experience leading large-scale agile transformations. He is a best-selling author of the SAFe Distilled Book series. As a principal consultant, SAFe Fellow and Methodologist, he is passionate about helping organizations create a better environment for delivering value, improving quality and flow, and being more engaging and fun.
RJ Jainendra
Rohit Jainendra
General Manager and VP IT Business Management and DevOps BU at ServiceNow
Prior to ServiceNow, RJ was Group VP at Oracle leading product development and service management for Oracle Sales Cloud. Prior to Oracle, RJ was Chief Product Officer at Electric Cloud. Before Electric Cloud, he served as VP at Serena Software. RJ holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Angelo State University.
  • Helen Beal
    Helen Beal
    Chair
    Helen Beal is a DevOps coach and strategic advisor. She is Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute, an Continuous Delivery Foundation ambassador and an analyst at Accelerated Strategies Group. She hosts the BrightTalk Day-to-Day DevOps webinar series and is an InfoQ DevOps. She is listed in TechBeacon’s DevOps Top100 lists and won Top DevOps Evangelist 2020 in the DevOps Dozen awards.
  • Brian Muskoff
    Brian Muskoff
    Director of Product, HCL Software
    Brian leads product teams to create software solutions that help large enterprises safely streamline the flow of change through the delivery pipeline. His roots in the DevOps space trace back to the UrbanCode product line, the CICD market creating start-up that was acquired by IBM and is now engineered by HCL Software. He holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a BSISE from Ohio University.
  • Jeff Keyes
    Jeff Keyes
    VP of Product, Plutora
    Jeff has spent his career writing code, designing software features and UI, running dev and test teams, consulting and evangelizing DevOps and value stream management. Outside of six years at Microsoft, he has been primarily focused on growing startup companies. He has extensive experience in product marketing. Jeff holds degrees in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University and the University of Washington.
  • Neelan Choksi
    Neelan Choksi
    President and COO, Tasktop
    Neelan has extensive technology management experience and is a graduate of MIT (and part of the well-publicized MIT Blackjack team). He holds graduate degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is also a mentor at Capital Factory, an incubator, and serves as a trustee at TechGirlz, a non-profit working to get adolescent girls excited about technology.
  • Richard Knaster
    Richard Knaster
    Chief Scientist, Value Stream Management, Vice President at Digital.ai
    Richard has held roles ranging from developer to executive, and extensive experience leading large-scale agile transformations. He is a best-selling author of the SAFe Distilled Book series. As a principal consultant, SAFe Fellow and Methodologist, he is passionate about helping organizations create a better environment for delivering value, improving quality and flow, and being more engaging and fun.
  • RJ Jainendra
    Rohit Jainendra
    General Manager and VP IT Business Management and DevOps BU at ServiceNow
    Prior to ServiceNow, RJ was Group VP at Oracle leading product development and service management for Oracle Sales Cloud. Prior to Oracle, RJ was Chief Product Officer at Electric Cloud. Before Electric Cloud, he served as VP at Serena Software. RJ holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Angelo State University.

Value Stream Management Lifecycle

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Identify

Start by identifying your value streams - a value stream is anything that delivers a product or service. You're aiming to accelerate the flow of value to the customer.

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Map

Identify the players in your value stream and gather them together for a mapping exercise: find where the idea starts, track every step until the value is delivered.

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Connect

Connect the parts in your DevOps toolchain aligned to the steps in your Value Stream Map and start getting real-time data and insights into your value stream's flow.

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Inspect

Now you've automated your value stream map, use it! Set yourselves goals and use your retrospectives to look at where you are and design experiments to adapt and optimize.