Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Course Introduction

    • Meet Your Instructors

    • Value Stream Management Foundation Course: Value Added Resources

  • 2

    Module 1: History and Evolution

    • Introduction to Module One: History and Evolution

    • VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 1 - History and Evolution

    • Value Stream Mapping Origins

    • Case Story: Chipotle

    • From Mapping to Management

    • Watch This YouTube Video: ‘What is Value Stream Management?’ with Eric Minick

    • Lean Thinking

    • Exercise: Assess where your organization is on your value stream management adoption journey

    • The State Of VSM Report 2021

    • Module 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Module 2: Identifying Value Streams

    • Introduction to Module 2: Identifying Value Streams

    • VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 2 - Identifying Value Streams

    • What is a Value Stream?

    • Exercise: Identify at which step your team is on the VSM Implementation Map and what you would need to do to reach the next step.

    • Identifying a Value Stream

    • Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Value Stream Identification - Lessons from the Wild’ with Carl Starendal

    • Value Stream Thinking

    • Case Story: Bank of New Zealand

    • Module 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Module 3: Mapping Value Streams

    • Introduction to Module 3: Mapping Value Streams

    • VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 3 - Mapping Value Streams

    • Mapping Techniques

    • Case Story: Northrup Grumman

    • Watch This YouTube Video: ‘How to Do Value Stream Mapping’ with Helen Beal

    • Value Stream Mapping Scoping Canvas

    • Exercise: Sketch out a map to show how this approach to value stream mapping compares to your own experiences or understanding of the approach.

    • Value Stream Thinking

    • Module 3 Quiz

  • 5

    Module 4: Connecting DevOps Toolchains

    • Introduction to Module 4: Connecting DevOps Toolchains

    • VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 4 - Connecting DevOps Toolchains

    • CICD and VSM Delivery and Management Platforms

    • Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Creating a DevOps Toolchain’ with Brian Ashcraft

    • Case Story: Nio

    • Building a DevOps Toolchain

    • Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Integrated Tool Chain Demonstration’

    • Exercise: Draw out your DevOps toolchain as it would align to the value stream cycle.

    • The VSMP and the Common Data Model

    • Module 4 Quiz

  • 6

    Module 5: Value Stream Metrics

    • Introduction to Module 5: Value Stream Metrics

    • VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 5 - Value Stream Metrics

    • Measuring Value Streams

    • Measurement Frameworks

    • Case Story: DNB

    • Value Stream Flow Metrics

    • Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Value Stream Management: Metrics’ with Yaniv Sayers

    • Value Stream Realization Metrics

    • Value Stream Realization Metrics Continued

    • Exercise: Write an example benefits hypothesis for value stream improvement.

    • Module 5 Quiz

  • 7

    Module 6: Inspecting the Value Stream

    • Introduction to Module Six: Inspecting the Value Stream

    • VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 6 - Inspecting the Value Stream

    • The Pillars of Empiricism and Visibility

    • Case Story: Healthfirst

    • What to Inspect

    • Exercise: Diagram out how you do or would get the data you need from your systems to inspect your value stream real-time.

    • Flow Inspection

    • Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Value Stream Management: Inspecting Flow’ with Jonathan Harding

    • Value Realization Inspection

    • Module 6 Quiz

  • 8

    Module 7: Organizing as Value Streams

    • Introduction to Module Seven: Organizing as Value Streams

    • VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 7 - Organizing as Value Streams

    • Team Organization

    • Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Organizing as Value Streams’ with Richard Knaster

    • Stream Alignment

    • Case Story: Adidas

    • Organization Structure

    • Value Stream Roles

    • Emerging Value Stream Roles

    • Watch This YouTube Video: ‘Value Stream Architect: Bryan Finster’ with Don White

    • Role Transitions

    • Funding Stream Orientation

    • Module 7 Quiz

  • 9

    Module 8: Evolving Value Streams

    • Introduction to Module Eight: Evolving Value Streams

    • VSM Foundation Courseware for Module 8 - Evolving Value Streams

    • Why is VSM Important Now?

    • The New Methodology

    • DevOps Interventions

    • Watch This YouTube Video: ‘How to Prioritize Hypotheses for Testing’ with Jeff Gothelf

    • Case Story: Schneider

    • VSM OKRs

    • Exercise: Write 3 OKRs for you and your value stream team (make at least one of the customer oriented).

    • Module 8 Quiz

  • 10

    Conclusion

    • Course Summary

    • Next Steps

    • Feedback on Your Value Stream Management Course

    • Exam Requirements

    • Value Stream Management Foundation Sample Exam 1

    • Value Stream Management Foundation Sample Exam 2

    • Value Stream Management Foundation Glossary