Welcome to Flowtopia

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noun-date-4719032October 17, 2022

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Join us in Las Vegas for our first in-person event!

Welcome to Flowtopia! The Value Stream Management Consortium’s inaugural, flagship, in-person event is happening on 17th October 2022. We have packed the agenda with experienced practitioners who are sharing stories about their VSM journeys and a bunch of networking and thought provoking lean coffees and huddles. If you want to know why VSM is changing the way organizations think and work, come and join us in Las Vegas.

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The Venue

Bally's Las Vegas

Meet the VSMC board and put your questions forward about why this market is hot and how you can get involved and participate in the community.

Network with your peers in workshops, lean coffees and open spaces and play flow games (if you like!) during our happy hour.

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Featuring ...

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BMK Lakshminarayanan
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Bryan Finster
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Ewa Koprowska
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Gary Rupp
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Sejal Amin
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Steve Pereira
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9:00 Welcome to Flowtopia
with Helen Beal, Chair of the Value Stream Management Consortium
9:10 The Reality of VSM
Steve Pereira, The Value Stream Guy, Founder of Visible, Board Advisor to the Value Stream Management Consortium
9:35 Why Leaders Need to VSM and How
Sejal Amin, CTO, Shutterstock
Board Member at the Value Stream Management Consortium
10:00 How to Misuse and Abuse Metrics
Bryan Finster, Value Stream Architect, Defense Unicorns
Board Advisor to the Value Stream Management Consortium
10:30 BREAK
10:45 Value Centered Business Transformations
Gary Rupp, Command Results
Board Advisor to the Value Stream Management Consortium, Author of ‘Driving DevOps with Value Stream Management’
11:15 How to Overcome Enterprise Disconnect with Value Stream and Flow Metrics
BMK Lakshminarayanan, Value Stream Architect
Board Advisor to the Value Stream Management Consortium
11:45 Crossing the Chasm: A Panel Discussion with VSMC board members Anand Ahire, Bob Davis, John-Mason Shackleford, Jeff Keyes, Marla Schimke, Ted Sapountzis and Al Wagner, led by Helen Beal
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 Let It Flow
Ewa Koprowska, Agile Coach, Bupa Global
14:00 Lean Coffee: The Nature of Value
Hosts: Helen Beal & Rupert Field
Consulting Huddle
Led by Steve Pereira,
Coffee and cookies arrive
14:45 Lean Coffee:
Measuring Journeys

Host: Ray Padron,
ICF Next
Value Stream Management Platforms and Integrations
Work Group

Led by Helen Beal, VSMC VS Lead
15:30 BREAK
15:45 Open Space
Hosts: David Hurwitz, Micro Focus, VSMC Leader Member, Helen Beal & Steve Pereira
Learning About Value
Stream Management

Led by Rupert Field, VSMC VS Lead
16:30 Key Takeaways with All VSMC Members
Discussion led by Helen Beal, with support from the VSMC board
17:00 Flowtopia Happy Hour(s!) with Flow Games (optional!)
facilitated by Christina Ambers and Chris Gallivan
18:00 Close

Book your tickets for Flowtopia 2022

Flowtopia is open to all! Tickets are $50 (free to members - if you’re a member and want a ticket, email hello@vsmconsortium.org).

Join us on 17th October 2022 in Las Vegas for the VSM event of the year.

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