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Thursday, July 31 • 10:45 - 12:00
Increase Your Organization's Effectiveness Through Value-stream Mapping. (Adam Yuret, Jabe Bloom) FULL

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How much of your team's time is taken up scrambling to resolve engineering escalations? Does Marketing or the executive staff drop work in your team's head at the last minute? How do you communicate the importance of managing these competing priorities? Value-stream mapping may just be an answer.

A Value Stream Map is a visual representation of the steps required to complete work. It sounds scary, and traditional approaches can be mind numbing. We've modified this process to be lightweight and to encourage understanding and collaboration across departments and teams.

In this workshop Jabe Bloom and I will provide an brief introduction to the general concepts of flow-efficiency and queuing theory. We’ll explain why these are a problem in most organizations and then introduce the visual language of value-stream mapping. Then we’ll lead the group in an actual value-stream mapping exercise mapping a common shared process or experience.

Once we have practiced creating a Value Stream we will review the practical requirement for running a VSM Workshop in your business including:

* Who you should invite to a VSM

* Example Timing and Schedules for a workshop

* What to do with the VSM after a successful workshop

When we’re finished we’ll run a brief lean coffee style debrief of the experience.

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Jabe Bloom

President & Principle Consultant, Coherent Insight
I try to collect and tell interesting stories about the future. | | Sometimes, when the stories are are compelling enough, people use them to make interesting things. | | I am an award-winning international speaker on Lean Software and Product Development, Agile, and Lean Management. | | President and Principal Consultant at Coherent Insight, Chief Flow Officer at Praxis Flow | | Pursuing a PhD at Carnegie Mellon.
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Adam Yuret

Founder/Consultant, Context Driven Agility
Adam Yuret is an experienced systems thinker who has consulted small non-profits and fortune 100 clients on adopting context-driven systems to solving difficult problems. Adam started Context Driven Agility in 2010 to share his passion for humanistic flow-based systems full time. He’s been consulting organizations and teams to adapt to their respective contexts using collaborative approaches and lean principles to great effect. Context Driven... Read More →

Thursday July 31, 2014 10:45 - 12:00