Optimizing change processes with Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is useful for optimizing processes, but not usually applied to change processes itself. There is a hidden opportunity here because determining and discussing the change process VSM also helps optimizing the change process. It helps determining what the change is all about (the value that should be created) and helps determining what parts of the change process create value and what parts don’t.

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Where Gemba is found in projects

Three words: Gemba, Kaikaku, Kaizen. Gemba means 'the place truth can be found'. Kaikaku means 'radical improvement'. Kaizen means 'gradual improvement'. Projects are all about change. Usually we're talking about a large change (Kaikaku). That's why it's a project: a...

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Project Boards are agile

Scrum Masters normally do not have access to a Project Board but in my opinion, they should. With PRINCE2 the Project Board is accountable for the project's success. Within the Project Board there are three separate roles: The Executive is accountable for the...

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