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What value stream management isn’t

In ConnectALL, Value Stream by Andrew Fuqua

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 …

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Achieve Software Delivery Independence with Value Stream Optimization

In Value Stream by Christine White

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 …

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The Value Stream is Human

In Value Stream by Andrew Fuqua

At the highest level, a value stream can be modeled simply and can be simply viewed, but in reality it is a complex system that generates the value, with each piece moving the value forward.