Value streams — the starting point of your Agile Transformation

The process of defining value streams in Scaled Agile Framework
Value Streams identification process in Agile Transformation with SAFe

The way you setup the Agile organisation is key. Agile transformation starts with the identification of the values streams.

  • focus on customer value
  • allows companies to optimize the way they operate — shorter time to market
  • sees the deliverables long-lived products, no conflict of interest in project vs. operations
  • streamline the deliverables
  • easy prioritization on the same interest
  • avoid the bottlenecks

How to identify the Value Streams?

In Value Stream Identification of Scaled Agile Framework you need to identify the operation streams.
Identify the operation streams in Value Stream Identification of Scaled Agile Framework.
Identify the IT systems in Value Stream Identification — SAFe.
Identify the people who work with the systems — Value Stream Identification — SAFe.
Identify the Value Streams in SAFe
  • There is a group of Agile teams (maximum 150 persons). That is the maximum number to which there can be stable and qualitative communication (Dumber’s number).
  • Together can deliver business value consistently.
  • They can release independently. You need to consider the full chain from requirements and prioritization, development infrastructure, testing, and production release.
  • Load vs. capacity in the long term. The ART that we are defining must have a consistent charge. And the art must be even.
The process of defining value streams in Scaled Agile Framework
  • the synchronization needed between ARTs at each step
  • impact on the hierarchical organization
  • minimization of dependencies

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