Prerequisites: None, although having a working knowledge of lean, agile, DevOps, and value stream principles will be useful.
Meet Your Instructors
Value Stream Management Foundation Course: Value Added Resources
Introduction to Module One: History and Evolution
VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 1 - History and Evolution
Value Stream Mapping Origins
Case Story: Chipotle
From Mapping to Management
Watch This YouTube Video: ‘What is Value Stream Management?’ with Eric Minick
Exercise: Assess where your organization is on your value stream management adoption journey
The State Of VSM Report 2021
Module 1 Quiz
Introduction to Module 2: Identifying Value Streams
VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 2 - Identifying Value Streams
What is a Value Stream?
Exercise: Identify at which step your team is on the VSM Implementation Map and what you would need to do to reach the next step.
Identifying a Value Stream
Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Value Stream Identification - Lessons from the Wild’ with Carl Starendal
Value Stream Thinking
Case Story: Bank of New Zealand
Module 2 Quiz
Introduction to Module 3: Mapping Value Streams
VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 3 - Mapping Value Streams
Case Story: Northrup Grumman
Watch This YouTube Video: ‘How to Do Value Stream Mapping’ with Helen Beal
Value Stream Mapping Scoping Canvas
Exercise: Sketch out a map to show how this approach to value stream mapping compares to your own experiences or understanding of the approach.
Value Stream Thinking
Module 3 Quiz
Introduction to Module 4: Connecting DevOps Toolchains
VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 4 - Connecting DevOps Toolchains
CICD and VSM Delivery and Management Platforms
Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Creating a DevOps Toolchain’ with Brian Ashcraft
Case Story: Nio
Building a DevOps Toolchain
Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Integrated Tool Chain Demonstration’
Exercise: Draw out your DevOps toolchain as it would align to the value stream cycle.
The VSMP and the Common Data Model
Module 4 Quiz
Introduction to Module 5: Value Stream Metrics
VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 5 - Value Stream Metrics
Measuring Value Streams
Case Story: DNB
Value Stream Flow Metrics
Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Value Stream Management: Metrics’ with Yaniv Sayers
Value Stream Realization Metrics
Value Stream Realization Metrics Continued
Exercise: Write an example benefits hypothesis for value stream improvement.
Module 5 Quiz
Introduction to Module Six: Inspecting the Value Stream
VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 6 - Inspecting the Value Stream
The Pillars of Empiricism and Visibility
Case Story: Healthfirst
What to Inspect
Exercise: Diagram out how you do or would get the data you need from your systems to inspect your value stream real-time.
Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Value Stream Management: Inspecting Flow’ with Jonathan Harding
Value Realization Inspection
Module 6 Quiz
Introduction to Module Seven: Organizing as Value Streams
VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 7 - Organizing as Value Streams
Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Organizing as Value Streams’ with Richard Knaster
Case Story: Adidas
Value Stream Roles
Emerging Value Stream Roles
Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Value Stream Architect: Bryan Finster’ with Don White
Funding Stream Orientation
Module 7 Quiz
Introduction to Module Eight: Evolving Value Streams
VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 8 - Evolving Value Streams
Why is VSM Important Now?
The New Methodology
Watch This YouTube Video: ‘How to Prioritize Hypotheses for Testing’ with Jeff Gothelf
Case Story: Schneider
Exercise: Write 3 OKRs for you and your value stream team (make at least one of the customer oriented).
Module 8 Quiz
Feedback on Your Value Stream Management Course
Value Stream Management Foundation Sample Exam 1
Value Stream Management Foundation Sample Exam 2
Value Stream Management Foundation Glossary
Successfully passing (65%) the 60-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the candidate receiving their Value Stream Management Foundation certification and digital badge. The certification is governed and maintained in partnership with DevOps Institute.