Andrew Davis

Lessons from the Kitchen: An Introduction to Value Stream Management

Originally published in Enterprise Times Value stream management is the process of visualizing the stages through which work is performed (a value stream) and tracking metrics so you can plan improvements. Every process for creating value includes some activities that add value, other activities that do not add value, and …

Why Cloud 3.0 is the Next Big IT Trend

Originally published in ITPro Today Cloud computing has undergone several iterations over its two decades of existence. The first generation of cloud—from 2000 until approximately 2010—was about software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Cloud 2.0—from 2010 until 2020—expanded the vision by enabling organizations to benefit from infrastructure as service (IaaS) and platform as a …

How Value Stream Management Helps Optimize DevOps

Originally published in ITPro Today DevOps is largely about technology and process, but with value stream management it’s possible to optimize the value of software application development. Sean Michael Kerner | May 31, 2021 One of the emerging concepts in DevOps and software development is value stream management. While DevOps is the integration of …

Value Stream Maps – the next stage for DevOps?

Originally published in Enterprise Times Defining and realising the ROI of digital transformation has never been more critical. In 2018, nearly $1.3 trillion was spent on digital transformation globally. Of that, more than $900 billion is estimated to have gone to waste. Part of digital transformation ROI comes from improving the …

Value Stream Thinking

Originally published on DevOps Digest Beyond the Org Chart Value stream thinking is an essential overlay on the traditional org chart. Org charts are an important structure for control and the flow of information through organizations. Org charts are also an example of the hierarchical structures found across human and …

Value Stream Management: Process Depends on Architecture

Originally published on The New Stack Value stream thinking is an essential overlay on the traditional organization chart. Org charts are an important structure for control and the flow of information through organizations. The org chart is almost always the main “map” to understand an organization. Yet there are many …

Do you think like a lawyer, a scientist, or an engineer?

Originally published in InfoQ Key Takeaways The challenge in tech and business is to collectively improve our understanding and ability to act for the benefit of ourselves and others. Therefore, the intellectual humility of a scientist, the ethical sensibilities of a lawyer, and the creativity of an engineer are all …