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A Christmas Miracle with Value Stream Management: How Four Elves Helped a Shoemaker Deliver High-Quality Shoes

“We have just one piece of cloth left. How do I make any shoes to sell?” This is the story of a shoemaker who ran out of business and became bankrupt. He did not know how to survive without making shoes. He had no idea what his shoemaking value stream looked likeHe did not know how to use the little he had to maximize productivity and qualityHe was unaware of all the things that were affecting his shoe-making business And one night changed his life when four elves used that piece of cloth, left on the kitchen table, to make ...

The Bitter Truth About the State of Value Stream Management

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 ...

How to Automate Your Workflow Between Jira & Rally in Minutes

Have you ever felt frustrated by long wait times and lack of communication when calling into tech support? What could it be costing your business if your customers are feeling the same way? When a customer reports an issue, they expect to know what's happening and when they can expect resolution. However, customer support and development are typically handled by two different teams. This can easily create a communication breakdown where development doesn't get the information they need, support doesn't get timely updates, and the customer just gets mad. Outside of making your developers moonlight as customer service reps (or ...