Day 4 of 100 Why Seeing the Value Stream Is So Important

April 25, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

OK, I'm cheating a little on this one, but watch this 7 1/2 minute lightning webinar Why Seeing the Value Stream Is So Important  When one sees that our workflow does not match our management hierarchy, one can better understand:

  • one of the main challenges to developing software
  • why Scrum is a great way to avoid this challenge but how it doesn't work as well as the size of the organization grows
  • why attending to time is so critical
  • a focus on the team only solves part of the problem
  • why a holistic view is useful

It explains why not only there is a value stream, but it's not only at the team level.

One of my biggest frustrations has been many in the Agile community being myopic about only attending to the development team aspect of software development.  After you see this, I don't think you'll do that anymore.

Alan Shalloway
CEO, Net Objectives

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About the author | Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 40 years of experience, Alan is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design.



        

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