Every software development and delivery effort has a value stream. It may not be visible, and it may not be monitored or tracked, but it is present, nonetheless. Learning how to recognize, map and automate your value stream allows you to improve processes, eliminate waste, and ultimately deliver greater value to your customer. All of which leads to a better bottom line. To successfully adapt to new business models in the time of crisis, companies must learn how to properly manage their value stream. That’s where value stream management (VSM) and integration across all the tools in the value stream come into play.
Since 1941, America has officially celebrated “the Fourth of July” – better known as Independence Day -with loud fireworks, jam-packed concerts, parades, family picnics, barbeques, and sparklers. Celebrating 4th of July is like apple pie in America. But did you know that long before 1941, Americans unofficially celebrated the 4th of July? More specifically, on July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of declaring independence from England. Only two days later, on July 4th, the delegates across each of the 13 colonies adopted the “Declaration of Independence” – famously drafted by Thomas Jefferson. Fast forward 244 years and …
A FedEx Day is a 24-hour event that allows employees to contribute innovative ideas to their company. And like its namesake, participants have to “deliver” their ideas overnight.
Three years ago, I worked in an office. I managed a small team that also worked in the office, and we sat within 50 feet of each other. Today, I work from home. Read more