Value Stream Mapping

Improve Pipeline Prioritization

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What is Value Stream Mapping?

Value Stream Mapping is a visually stimulating and interactive method of improving client product(s) and delivery. It can also be used to optimize portfolios or product road mapping during transformation initiatives.

Elements of Value Stream Mapping

A thorough Value Stream Mapping exercise will quickly identify the entire end-2-end Value Stream and all the people, systems, and processes contributing (or not) to the final consumable product (tangible or intangible).

Outcomes include optimizing flow, streamlining processes, reducing waste, and boosting efficiency!

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1. Current State Mapping

Map the current state Value Stream (Steps, Teams, Metrics)
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Identify areas of high and low value flow
Measure Value Stream efficiency

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2. Identify Bottlenecks

Identify potential bottlenecks
Analyze Metrics
Identify problem steps
Identify causes of delay
Identified major causes of waste to address

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3. Design the Future State

Establish Value Stream performance
Map the future state Value Stream (Steps, Teams, Metrics)
Forecasted Metrics and measurable gains
Define Value Stream objectives Objectives & Key Results (OKRs)

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4. Develop an Action Plan

Identify a Sponsor
Define top Improvement Items
Align the plan to the Agile Release Train (ART)
Align the plan to a target time frame

The Valstroom Difference

“I could not more strongly recommend Valstroom. They were absolutely critical to a very successful transformation of our Information Services department. We worked with them to define our vision, roadmap and supporting execution plan – and it has paid off. We have bridged the gap that we previously had between IS and our business partners, we have a much more empowered and high performing enterprise, and we have truly transformed our culture! Thank you Valstroom.

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