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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.

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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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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
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  • ServiceNow
    Tasktop
  • Digital.ai
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  • ServiceNow
  • Tasktop

Our Board of Directors



Anand Ahire
Anand Ahire
Head of Product Management - DevOps at ServiceNow
Before ServiceNow, Anand was a VP and GM at Electric Cloud which was acquired by Cloudbees. He led the product management for ElectricFlow Deploy and Release (in the DevOps, CI/CD market). Before that, he has led various products at BMC Software. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune.
Sejal Amin
Sejal Amin
Chief Product and Technology Officer at Khoros
Sejal is a senior product development executive experienced in leading teams through significant cultural, operational and technology transformation including SaaS initiatives and product development culture resets. Prior to Khoros, Sejal was the CTO for the Tax Professionals business at Thomson Reuters with a geographically distributed organization where she led 1500 people supporting revenues of over $1B with portfolios of 75 products.
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.
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.
Bob Davis
Bob Davis
Chief Marketing Officer at Plutora
Bob is a management and marketing executive with experience leading high technology companies - from emerging start-ups to Global 500 corporations. Beginning his career as an engineer at Intel, Bob quickly became interested in how technologies and ultimately products were used to propel company growth. He got his MBA from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and moved into marketing.
Jesse DePriest
Jesse DePriest
Lean Leadership and Transformation Coach at DePriest Consulting
Jesse is a lean / six sigma black belt with experience in varied industries and roles with a passion for helping leaders and their teams do their work better - with a spirit of Serious Joy. Jesse has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Operations Management, and an MBA. He also served eight years in the US Army as commissioned officer and aviator. Jesse is dedicated to working in lean leadership and transformation and has a passion for helping others realize their goals.
Jeff Keyes
Jeff Keyes
VP of Product, Atlassian
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.
Laureen Knudsen
Laureen Knudsen
Chief Transformation Officer at Broadcom
Laureen is working with industry leaders and internal experts to define the future of business and bring Lean principles to all parts of an organization, focusing on optimizing end-to-end value stream flows, removing waste, and ensuring executives can make data-driven decisions. She's noted as a 2021 Top 100 Women in Technology, listed in Power50, and is a Forbes Technology Council Member.
Nicolas Mathison
Nicolas Mathison
Product Manager, HCL Software
Nick is responsible for identifying the next biggest value add and guiding the development team through its implementation. Previously, he was a Value Stream Manager, where he was responsible for streamlining work from idea to value, whether through supporting the SDLC, coordinating between development teams, or improving internal DevOps initiatives. He has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from Lehigh University.
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Florian Schouten
VP Product Management, Value Stream Intelligence, and Platform at Digital.ai
Florian has spent his career in and around software organizations in a variety of technical and product leadership roles, at both startups and very large companies. He is especially passionate about the use of metrics and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) to improve outcomes in complex, enterprise-scale processes. Florian holds Master’s degrees in operations research and applied mathematics from Tilburg University and Delft University of Technology.
  • Anand Ahire
    Anand Ahire
    Head of Product Management - DevOps at ServiceNow
    Before ServiceNow, Anand was a VP and GM at Electric Cloud which was acquired by Cloudbees. He led the product management for ElectricFlow Deploy and Release (in the DevOps, CI/CD market). Before that, he has led various products at BMC Software. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune.
  • Sejal Amin
    Sejal Amin
    Chief Product and Technology Officer at Khoros
    Sejal is a senior product development executive experienced in leading teams through significant cultural, operational and technology transformation including SaaS initiatives and product development culture resets. Prior to Khoros, Sejal was the CTO for the Tax Professionals business at Thomson Reuters with a geographically distributed organization where she led 1500 people supporting revenues of over $1B with portfolios of 75 products.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bob Davis
    Bob Davis
    Chief Marketing Officer at Plutora
    Bob is a management and marketing executive with experience leading high technology companies - from emerging start-ups to Global 500 corporations. Beginning his career as an engineer at Intel, Bob quickly became interested in how technologies and ultimately products were used to propel company growth. He got his MBA from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and moved into marketing.
  • Jesse DePriest
    Jesse DePriest
    Lean Leadership and Transformation Coach at DePriest Consulting
    Jesse is a lean / six sigma black belt with experience in varied industries and roles with a passion for helping leaders and their teams do their work better - with a spirit of Serious Joy. Jesse has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Operations Management, and an MBA. He also served eight years in the US Army as commissioned officer and aviator. Jesse is dedicated to working in lean leadership and transformation and has a passion for helping others realize their goals.
  • Jeff Keyes
    Jeff Keyes
    VP of Product, Atlassian
    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.
  • Laureen Knudsen
    Laureen Knudsen
    Chief Transformation Officer at Broadcom
    Laureen is working with industry leaders and internal experts to define the future of business and bring Lean principles to all parts of an organization, focusing on optimizing end-to-end value stream flows, removing waste, and ensuring executives can make data-driven decisions. She's noted as a 2021 Top 100 Women in Technology, listed in Power50, and is a Forbes Technology Council Member.
  • Nicolas Mathison
    Nicolas Mathison
    Product Manager, HCL Software
    Nick is responsible for identifying the next biggest value add and guiding the development team through its implementation. Previously, he was a Value Stream Manager, where he was responsible for streamlining work from idea to value, whether through supporting the SDLC, coordinating between development teams, or improving internal DevOps initiatives. He has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from Lehigh University.
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    Florian Schouten
    VP Product Management, Value Stream Intelligence, and Platform at Digital.ai
    Florian has spent his career in and around software organizations in a variety of technical and product leadership roles, at both startups and very large companies. He is especially passionate about the use of metrics and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) to improve outcomes in complex, enterprise-scale processes. Florian holds Master’s degrees in operations research and applied mathematics from Tilburg University and Delft University of Technology.