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The Five D Value Stream – Discover, Decide, Detail, Develop, and Deploy

January 13, 2017 — Posted by Ken Pugh

A software value stream shows how a software change flows from the discovery of an idea to it deployment.  We show how a simple model of a value stream can be used as the basis for more complicated models in larger systems and how doneness focused processes and agile at scale align with the model. 

The 5 D’s

Let’s start with the flow in a small organization.

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What Is and What Is to Be: Minimum Business Increments and Stories

January 13, 2017 — Posted by Ken Pugh

When looking at changes to be made to a system, one can look from the system's perspective (what changes need to be made) or one can look from the workflow perspective (how the bundles of changes to be made). Both views are important. One shows what is “to-be”; the other shows how you are going to get there.

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Implement Quality with Doneness Focused Processes

December 16, 2016 — Posted by Ken Pugh

A software application’s quality can be viewed from at least two perspectives – the outside (customer/user) and the inside (technical).  These two views correspond with the customer/user tests and the technical tests described in a previous blog.  The outside view also relates to the business tests.    

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Re-Work or New Features, which do you prefer?

December 15, 2016 — Posted by Maurizio Mancini

Most consulting engagements start with assessments of an organization's current state. Very often, the interview’s that you conduct reveals a lot about the current state of the organization. Once in a while you come across a statement that an interviewee makes during one of these interviews that make you think. During a company testing assessment, an interviewee said:

“Quality and Testing is something everyone wants, as long as it doesn’t cost anything.”

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