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Originally published on SDTimes.com There are a few definitions of “value stream management” floating around out there. Most seem pretty good, but they are necessarily very broad and maybe vague. That’s because value stream management is a very broad concept. Given the hype around these 3 words, and how it’s often shortened to 2 words, there is a lot of confusion. Maybe it will help if we discuss what value stream management isn’t. So, let’s first look at the way Chris Condo of Forrester described it at the virtual VSM DevCon that took place in July: “A combination of people, process, and technology …