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Remove bottlenecks and optimize workstreams with value stream mapping

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

Automating processes can provide speed, but it doesn't necessarily remove bottlenecks. For that, companies are turning to value stream mapping. Looking hard at processes, a team approach, and reevaluating when processes change are keys to success.

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Wringing the value from workstreams with value-stream mapping

Value stream mapping isn’t just about eliminating work, it’s about looking at processes across the organization, finding bottlenecks, and then using a team approach to understand and remove them—in other words, it’s about finding the value in workstreams. In this episode of the podcast Mike Kavis and guest, Visible Value Stream Consulting’s Steve Pereira, talk value stream mapping—why it works, how to get started, and what it should look like long term. Steve’s perspective is that value stream mapping done right is inclusive, holistic, and reevaluated end to end as processes and needs change. He also recommends, if there’s resistance to the process, taking a grass-roots approach and getting help in filling in the gaps.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

[O]ne of the things value stream mapping at least points out, is not only what is the waste but where you should start next.Steve Pereira is passionate about making tech human, and using simple tools and techniques to drive dramatic improvement. For more than 20 years he has been empowering business with tech, and humanizing software. He advises some of North America's top startup and enterprise teams to increase their performance, agility, and delivered value.

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