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The State of Value Stream Management Reports

Find out about value stream management practices and platforms, their adoption, and how to implement them in your organization in our flagship research.

The State of Value Stream Management Report 2023

In the third year of our research, we can clearly see increased adoption of VSM practices and platforms. The data also shows how using these ways of working and tools positively influences organizational outcomes. You can use these learnings to help your organization discover why a focus on flow and business outcomes from the customer perspective will make you more successful.
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This year we discovered: 

  1. A 15% increase in the practice of continuous value measurement
  2. Teams are twice as likely to have connected their value streams in 2023 than in 2022
  3. Connecting value streams means teams are 4 times as likely to have a lead time of less than one hour
  4. Elite performers are twice as likely to be using a VSMP as low or medium-performers
  5. Elite and high performers are 20% more likely to measure value outcomes often or always than low or medium performers
  6. Elite and high performers are 3-4x more likely to align people to value streams than low performers
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The State of Value Stream Management Report 2022

Our second year of research identified adoption trends in value stream management including increased use of VSMPs, more organizations aligning around value streams, and more people measuring value outcomes. You can use our learnings to help you optimize the flow from ideation to value realization and elevate customer experience.


This year we report on topics including:

  • VSM and VSMP adoption
  • The vision for VSM
  • Connecting planning with delivery
  • Identifying value streams
  • VSM-centric organizational design
  • When mapping matters
  • Lead and cycle time and other VSM metrics
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The State of Value Stream Management Report 2021

Our inaugural year research identified the state of the value stream management market. We defined a clear view of the long-term vision and goals of the movement and continue to aim to progress global organizational performance as it advances towards this over the years.

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What you'll find inside:
  • Organizing around value streams
  • Discovery through value stream mapping
  • Inspection and adaptation through value flow analysis
  • Measuring and acting on value realization
  • Guidance: why use value stream management
  • Demographics
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