How to identify and fix problems using Value Stream analysis and A3 thinking
Teams who have been practicing Agile, Lean and Scrum are finding that as they are maturing their practices, they appear to be Agile on the surface but never quite seem to get the benefits promised. This tutorial will teach attendees how to effectively analyze problems to find systemic fixes underlying the symptomatic causes, and grow into learning and problem solving organizations. Examples from many diverse industries will also be presented and discussed and breakout sessions will allow attendees to try their hand at creating a value stream and identifying issues. Tom Poppendieck presenting.
The format will be two sequential ninety minute sessions. The first session will be presentation and discussion with supporting slides; the second session will be the problem solving exercise and assessment/feedback/discussion and would be best limited to 35-40 people for the exercise. We need 6-8 chairs around each of 6 round tahttp://agile2009.com/node/2921/editbles with flip chart and markers for each table in addition to the usual projector/screen.
The presenters will run a group Value Stream analysis using an example from the attendees, then breakout sessions will allow attendees to try their hand at creating a value stream and identifying issues
- Attendees will learn about problem solving techniques, Value Stream Analysis and A3 thinking
- Attendees will learn how to create a Value Stream map and how to use it to identify and solve problems