Ready to accelerate the flow of value to your customers?
Our value stream management services help you visualise the flow remove delays, and accelerate value delivery.
Making the invisible visible
What is a value stream?
A value stream is a sequence of steps the organisation takes to serve the customer. The value stream includes the people, resources and systems that enable the organisation to serve the customer. The customer receives solution or solutions that the value stream delivers. Value streams are invisible even more so in knowledge work environments such as software.
You are busy and investing more in the delivery, have pockets of agility but
- Time to market is increasing
- Product costs are increasing
- Your teams are overburdened and stressed
- Many in-flight initiatives with few completed
- Multiple priority rules causing increased multitasking
Optimise the value stream
Without the end to end view and understanding of the constraint, your investment will lead to increased cost without increased value flow. Increasing work-in-process and delays the time to market even more.
Value Stream Workshop
Our value stream and flow visualisation workshop and coaching will enable you to identify the value streams, map the flow within the value stream and manage and improve the flow of customer value. We will enable you to
- Identify your Operational and Development Value Streams
- Visualise your value stream
- Show the impact of your current value stream
- Show you how to reorganise your team around value flow
- Define the flow measures
- Define the Competency, Flow and outcome measures
- Map your current workflow
- Design your kanban system to visualise the flow of work through the value stream aligned teams
- Manage and improve the flow enabled by the kanban system
What is Kanban?
What is Kanban?
Working at Toyota Taiichi Ohno, developed kanban to create a just-in-time flow and reduce the inventory. The system takes its name from the signal cards that track production within a factory.
What is a Kanban System?
Kanban system controls and limits the amount of work-in-progress to improve the flow of work. A kanban system uses kanbans to represent work and create the pull signal that releases more work to enter the system. The number of available kanbans (tokens) is limited, which makes a kanban system. Kanban system manages work by balancing demands with available capacity by limiting progress and improving system-level bottlenecks.
What is a kanban board?
A kanban board visualises the process and the work item. We can’t see the work in knowledge work and have tokens (kanban cards) representing the work and the board visualising the workflow and where each work item is within the workflow.
Kanban visualises the series of critical steps required to build and run the solution and is used to visualise the value stream.
Kanban provides the visibility of the work, bottlenecks and the constraint needed to improve the flow of value to the customers in the shortest sustainable lead-time.
What is Kanban method?
While Taiichi Ohno in the manufacturing industry introduced kanban, it is David J. Anderson who was the first to apply the concept to IT, Software development and knowledge work in general in the year 2004. David built on Taiichi Ohno, Eli Goldratt, Edward Demmings, Peter Drucker and others to define the Kanban Method.
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