The Bitter Truth About the State of Value Stream Management
December 13, 2022
As we get closer to the beginning of the new year, we feel obliged to give you all a “state of value stream management” report. The value stream management space has been heating up faster than it is being defined. Amid the confusion, there has been a noticeable shift in what we believe to be the wrong direction. In pursuit of this hotness, over 20 small, mid-sized, and large companies now claim to provide VSM solutions, but are all of them helping with digital transformation goals, DevOps initiatives, or Agile transformation? Or have they simply jumped on the bandwagon and pitched their previously unrelated tool as the key to “doing” value stream management?
From analysts to influencers, VSM has been either misconstrued, ill defined or completely misunderstood. The real value of VSM is in realizing the “human” aspect of practicing lean principles. Most companies have partial offerings — some have integration capabilities, some have metrics capabilities, and some say AI and ML is the future. But, are companies like yours really benefiting from using VSM platforms like the way they claim?
The bitter truth is that most companies (including some big names) are only focused on one small part of the value stream — yet, they are lauded as leaders in the space — absolving them of having a half-baked offering. This incorrect perspective is hurting businesses that are unable to implement VSM as it is truly meant to be.
Join Lance Knight, President & COO of ConnectALL during this session as he attempts to cut through the noise and address the misconception that the “consortium of value stream management influencers” have created. It is critical that we do this because we actually seriously care about helping companies and employees be more efficient, less stressful, and ultimately bring predictability to their software delivery.
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