Keynote Presentation | The Executive Who Mistook a Value Stream for a Hat (and other Flow Diagnostics)
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The Executive Who Mistook a Value Stream for a Hat (and other Flow Diagnostics)

Keynote Presentation - 10:10 am - 10:40 am

This year has accelerated digital transformations in an unprecedented way, and provided a unique opportunity to diagnose what factors allow software development teams to accelerate time to market, and what are the symptoms of an organization that requires expensive surgery. Over the past year, Dr. Kersten and his Flow Advisory team have been collecting value stream data sets from enterprise IT organizations undergoing digital transformations. They used the Flow Metrics defined in Project to Product to trace the path that hundreds of thousands of software artifacts travel from inception to running software. As they analyzed and correlated Flow Metrics to business results, some fascinating clinical tales emerged from these unique new data sets. 

In this talk, Dr. Kersten will take us through the most common, the most problematic, and the most bizzare flow diagnoses that he has encountered. By holistically considering the data as well as the human and organizational aspects of the diagnosis, he will follow the approach of the neurological case histories recounted by Oliver Sacks in ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat?. For each flow diagnosis, Dr. Kersten will recount misdiagnoses that were previously applied, followed by a detailed case history, summary of the remedies, and the often-surprising results. From common maladies to rare pathologies, each of the stories offers powerful lessons to help us understand the biggest impediments to achieving successful digital transformations.

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