17th October, 09:35am
The modern view of value stream management is a lean-oriented set of practices and techniques applied to people, processes, and technology to improve and accelerate value delivery through software. That statement is true. But before VSM became a thing in the software industry, the concepts were applied widely across disparate industries and business domains with similar goals and objectives. Product owners and software development teams should not be quick to dismiss this fact.
From a system thinking perspective, our VSM-improved software flows should no longer constrain the organization’s value delivery capabilities. But our other value streams might. Therefore, we must turn our energies to understanding how to use our improved software delivery capabilities to make digital improvements across all value streams to transform the business. Gary introduces a set of proven VSM methods to accomplish this goal.
Cecil “Gary” Rupp brings more than thirty years of practitioner and executive-level experience in applying the methods and tools of information technology (IT) for software development. His roles span independent consultant, professional services, product management, sales, and marketing. He has also led more than thirty enterprise-class IT programs and projects, primarily supporting large Federal and Commercial Health IT contracts, and is the author of four books for IT Specialists.
His latest book is titled ‘Driving DevOps with Value Stream Management’.
Gary is a board advisor to the Value Stream Management Consortium.
Flowtopia is open to all! Tickets are $50 (free to members - if you’re a member and want a ticket, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join us on 17th October 2022 in Las Vegas for the VSM event of the year.