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Enable alignment, performance, and flow WITH OUR COLLABORATIVE MAPPING WORKSHOPS
Define the 'how' for your Product and Technical Roadmaps.
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You're aiming for value delivery nirvana, but do you know what's most affecting your Dev and Ops workflow, right now? Spoiler: It's not that you're missing a tool. You need visibility into what's slowing you down before you can automate your way through it.
Improvement needs to start where you are, so it's essential to visualize your current workflow in order to know where and how to invest. This is where The Visible Value Delivery System comes in. You'll get a clear picture of your unique value stream flow, top risks, gaps and opportunities and guidance towards your ideal future state. Ignore the unicorns, best practices and benchmarks. Let's get you improving from where you are right now.
Your team can deliver faster, happier, and with less friction. Book a call with us here to see how.
Outcome mapping: Begin with the end in mind, plotting whys, obstacles, experiments, measurements, and methods.
Value Stream Mapping: Visualize and measure flow, performance, constraints, quality.
Dependency mapping: Organizational, cross-team handoffs and friction points.
Capability mapping: Measure key capabilities relating to known constraints to reveal gaps and opportunities.
Wardley (Value Chain) mapping: Multiple Value Streams as a network, organization wide.
Experiment definition and prioritization: Leveraging all gathered insights, define a clear plan of action and learning.
Flow Roadmap: Plot efforts and experiments along 3 time horizons to serve product and technical goals.
Insights and Actions Report: See the data, hot spots, insights, and recommendations of what to do, when and how.
Full-service guidance and coaching for project and product teams
Streamline decisions, approvals and process toil
Boost buy-in, alignment and engagement
Build a culture of sharing, innovation and learning
Leverage the latest technology, where you'll see results
See results in hours, with no tool lock-in
Start seeing improvement instead of friction
Let's talk results
20M of investment savings by targeting key constraints
18 months of development time saved by targeting key constraints
Feature development: 16 weeks to 2 weeks
Partner engagement: 12 month process to 3 months
Client engagement: 6 weeks to 2 weeks
Customer onboarding: 1 week dropped to 1 hour
Customer onboarding (Data/Integration): 6 weeks reduced to 4 Days
Talent gaps: Removing capacity risk of 5 teams in 1 week
From startups to Fortune 100 companies
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Working with Visible
We provide simple, powerful tools, and experienced, proven guidance tailored for large, complex, and complicated software organizations:
Value Stream Definition and Optimization
Actionable, clear Roadmaps
In-depth, Personalized Coaching
Value Stream Management Strategy
Org Capability + Health Dashboards
Team Capability Dashboards
"I've worked here 16 years, this is the first time I've seen our real workflow end-to-end"
- Program Manager, Fortune 100 Healthcare Company
You can dramatically exceed your expectations
Visible is an expert improvement team led by Steve Pereira
Find out more about Steve at stevepereira.ca
Steve has been obsessed with process, optimization, and visual learning his whole life. Over his long and varied career in tech he came to realize Value Streams are the key focus to unlock team alignment, velocity, value, and sustainability. Paired with DevOps principles he has created an incredible toolset for continuous improvement.
>20 YEARS in Tech:
Automation / Scale / Leadership / Compliance / Security
5 years DevOps consulting for Enterprise and Startup teams
Founding SaaS CTO:
Statflo (to $12M Series A, $5M ARR, 60 staff and SOC2/ISO)
Due diligence for enterprise deals in Telecom, Finance and Retail
Salesforce ISV partnership qualification + Accelerator alum
Top 10 Great Place to Work 2018
Value Stream Link (2020-)
The Flow Collective (2020-)
Flow Delivered (2020-)
Remote Resources (2020-)
The DevOps Checklist (2014-)
DevOps Toronto (2012-)
What drives us:
CLARITY - Discovery, focus, prioritization, measurement
VALUE - Minimal investment for maximum ROI
FLOW - Contin-unity, Sustainability, Day 2
THE VISIBLE MISSION: Continuous value delivery for ambitious teams
"I highly recommend Steve for any organization or team who would like to hire his service as a DevOps influencer or DevOps consultant."
Lakshmi - Director of Engineering, Leonardo Worldwide
Full-service guidance and coaching for ambitious teams
Delivering visible success
Visible specializes in elevating team performance with collaborative, clear, and sustainable practices that work incredibly well with agile, improving teams, and even better with struggling siloed teams.
Our goal is to move our clients ever higher in the success pyramid towards continuous adaptability, which will provide you agility, responsiveness and velocity beyond anything you've ever seen.
We'll take you from Red to Green faster than you ever thought possible, with Flow Engineering
Defining visible success
Flow Engineering provides not only the map of your current position, but the guidance to arrive at your desired future state, as quickly and effectively as possible. It’s like having Google Maps GPS instructions, for your improvement efforts.
The focus of everything Visible provides is Visible Success. We provide valuable, shareable outcomes from the very first meeting, with a unique emphasis on visibility and your current state. Most partners will rely on possible futures to convince you of an approach, ours is the only one that delivers positive ROI in minutes, hours and days. That focus on visible, immediate and continuous success is the core of what we offer.
The three primary contributions to that success are:
Value Delivered: Real, valuable improvements for every stakeholder and customer of your organization
Increased Alignment: Shared visibility and clarity combined with inclusive engagement and holistic improvement leaves participants feeling more aligned, empowered and energized to collaborate
Increased Performance: Waste and toil elimination is one of the immediate benefits of our approach, but as we progress, improvement targeted at your unique and immediate bottlenecks delivers dramatic results
See the flow of Flow Engineering
Initial Stream Assessment
Start your improvement effort in the right direction!
- Capture goals and challenges
- Map and define target outcomes
- Assess your value delivery environment with a team health check
Current State Value Stream Mapping
We work together to build out:
- Both high level and detailed maps
- Digitized Value Streams:
— Step illustration
— Value Stream Detail: Ownership, Activities, Tooling, Artifacts + more
Measurement + Analysis
We run the numbers and dig into:
- Baseline metrics
- AVG/MAX Step timing + Lag
- Clear identification of your top 3 challenges/opportunities
Future State Delivery Coaching
We coach and guide your iteration towards your goals
- Leverage my lean improvement system and favourite tools
- Regular check-ins insure you keep making progress
- White glove introductions and special rates from my partners
- 20 years of transformation experience - 1 call away
Visibly tackle your unique challenges
Visualize Your Next Win
How many people in your team know how and where you create value?
How many could share it with other teams they depend on?
When it comes to making improvements, the biggest wins are often where we'd least expect, or dependent on others.
VALUE, FLOW, SUSTAINABILITY
A value stream map draws a clear picture, supported by data, to help you identify and share what's blocking or driving your efforts. Visible works with you to create a clear picture of workflow and timing to target waste and give you confidence to improve where it matters most.
Visible's Value Delivery System is a lean practice incorporating our unique approach to Value Stream Mapping, Capability Mapping and several other incredible techniques for delivering value faster and more effectively. It's specifically tailored to teams struggling through digital and DevOps transformation, but can drive huge improvements in digital and cloud-native businesses as well.
SHARE THE BIG PICTURE
By looking at both the big picture and detail of your value streams, we can identify what's holding you back, and what could make a huge impact on your bottom line. Often teams decide to automate or improve either what feels right or what industry leaders suggest, but your bottlenecks and challenges are unique to you, right now.
The Visible Value Delivery System is the best way to create dramatic improvements in workflow, tailored exactly to your unique set of current challenges.
Find out how your workflow and processes can level you up.
SEE WHERE IMPROVEMENTS AND AUTOMATION WILL MATTER
Reveal your next opportunity, and share it clearly
Get To Great
Read more about Value Streams and Value Stream Mapping on our Visible Thinking site
It seems everyone in the Agile, DevOps and Tech scene are talking about Value Streams in 2020, and for good reasons. Business and manufacturing folks have focused on value streams for decades...
I've always been a visual person, and used flow charts, swim lane diagrams and every other technique to analyze and share information. It's easy to look at a typical diagram and dismiss it as overly simplistic, idealistic or inaccurate...
How is a Value Stream Map Different?
As DevOps, systems thinking and continuous improvement become more common knowledge, more and more people are looking beyond those foundations to how they can be best applied...
This talk is the Value Stream Mapping 101 you never knew you needed for Software Development. I'll share the who, what, where, why, when, and how of VSM.
Working in software can seem like wandering in the wilderness.
How do you know you're heading in the right direction?
With 70% of transformation efforts failing it pays to understand your surroundings, strengths, and gaps before you invest in what's next.
Watch all of Steve's video appearances here
- Mapping to prioritize
- How to map
- The 4 Key Maps
- Manufacturing vs Creativity
On the agenda:
- Why mapping works
- How to get started
- What success looks like
- What it should look like long term
We talk about:
- The importance of value stream mapping
- How to get started
- Going beyond VSM 101
- What to look out for along the way
Listen to all of Steve's podcast appearances here
Read, see and watch more about Value Streams and Value Stream Mapping on our Visible Thinking site
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