When: Thursday February 27, 2014
Where: Cambridge MA (Paypal)
Who: ALEX BROWN of SCRUM INC
WHY VALUE STREAM MAPPING IS ESSENTIAL: Concepts and Facilities
Value stream mapping (VSM) is an often overlooked tool that should be in every Scrum team’s toolbox. The Value Stream Map allows your team to visually highlight and align around systematic process impediments. It takes some time to do right, but once the value stream is mapped your team can quickly prioritize the most valuable improvements to customer visible value, while reducing cost and complexity.
The session will focus on getting started using VSMs. Alex will walk you through an eight-step process for creating a VSM, and how to leverage it to improve value delivery. We will review examples of VSMs in different contexts, and will have time to answer the audience’s specific process and value stream mapping questions.
About Alex Brown
Alex Brown is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Owner of Scrum Inc. In addition to ordering and maintaining the company’s enterprise backlog, Alex specializes in helping executive leadership and working teams collaborate more effectively through common goals, visualization tools and metrics. Over the years, he has developed deep experience in linking Agile/Lean management techniques to business strategy. He is actively involved in adapting the Scrum methodology beyond its traditional home in software development into other creative team environments.
Prior to joining Scrum Inc. Alex was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, where he led more than twenty projects to increase productivity, improve competitive positioning and transform fortune 100 companies to leaner and more agile operations. His experience includes cases in the retail/consumer, IT manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and government sectors.