Value Stream Management Workshop

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Course Summary

Length: 2 hours

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Find out how to accelerate organizational transformation with value stream management. Participants learn from recognized leaders about the concept of flow and how to champion VSM within the organization to empower teams, achieve process excellence, improve performance and deliver better results. After attending this workshop, participants can:
• Identify and measure value creation in software products
• Analyze a baseline of software delivery performance using Flow Metrics
• Perform VSM to identify bottlenecks, reduce waste and improve velocity

About Instructors

Flow Expert Carmen DeArdo

Carmen DeArdo is a Principal Flow Advisor and VSM Practice Lead at Tasktop, consulting with customers on project to product transformations to accelerate their ability to deliver business value. DeArdo is a regular speaker at global DevOps events and author: Standing On Shoulders: A Leader’s Guide to Digital Transformation. Previously, as DevOps leader, Nationwide Insurance, Carmen was responsible for driving continuous delivery utilizing DevOps, Lean and Agile practices and helped lead the Most Successful DevOps Transformation of 2016 recognized by Carmen’s 2018 talk with Nicole Bryan was named 2018 DevOps Presentation of the Year.

Flow Expert Brian Ashcraft

Brian Ashcraft is a Director of Knowledge and Education at Tasktop, and is responsible for customer success initiatives including managing the training program. What Brian enjoys most at Tasktop is working side-by-side with companies in the initial phases of product discovery and evaluation by providing hands on training and self-serve content. Brian has over 10 years of experience delivering software solutions in the Project, Process, Product, and Portfolio Management areas.

Flow Expert Lee Reid

Lee Reid is a Sr. Value Stream Architect with Tasktop. Lee has over 25 years of experience in a variety of software development and lean transformation roles at two startup firms, two large firms, and one higher education institution. His experience ranges from software development in both waterfall and agile teams to leading IT and continuous improvement efforts. Lee has career certifications including TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect,The Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist, Lean Facilitator, and is a co-inventor of four US patents. Lee has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute, a Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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