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How to Tackle the Context Switch Conundrum in Software Delivery

In Agile, ConnectALL, Value Stream Automation, Value Stream Management by Tim Stiling

85 years ago, the world seemed a much simpler place. If we were to ask our old friend Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, the top three things to worry about were lions, tigers, and bears. Oh my! Today things are more complicated. When we are trying to stay focused and get our work done, there’s no peace. Notifications are dinging, apps are pinging, and our phone’s ringtones are singing. The things we worry about today include Zoom, Slack, and LinkedIn. Oh my! I think anyone who works at a computer recognizes that this is a common experience. But how …

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

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“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 like He did not know how to use the little he had to maximize productivity and quality He 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, …

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How Value Stream Automation Helps Regulated Industries Deliver Software at Breakneck Speed

In Regulated Industries, Tool integration, Value Stream Automation, Value Stream Management by Soumya MenonLeave a Comment

In the last decade, there has been a 10-20% increase in the number of regulations in the U.S. alone across a range of industries, according to RegData’s Industry Regulation Index.  This development makes finance and insurance, transportation, healthcare, and manufacturing the most regulated industries in the U.S. on a federal level, among others — leading to Unique challenges regarding compliance and risk management High volumes of data Navigation of rapidly shifting requirements And shockingly, a high percentage of companies in the regulated industries, even today, manage critical compliance data on spreadsheets — despite the adoption of Agile, DevOps, and lean …