Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : Knock Out Silos and Embrace End-to-End Value Stream Teams


Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Knock Out Silos and Embrace End-to-End Value Stream Teams

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Is your organization suffering from long delivery cycles across multiple silos? Many organizations are adopting end-to-end value stream teams (E2E VSTs) to help solve this problem, redesigning their organizational structure, funding, and governance to support these value delivery engines. This involves engaging in a critical discussion of what value is and constantly prioritizing value first. To do this, many people are aligning E2E VSTs with product lines or lines of business. To truly go E2E, many of them are embedding business functions within delivery teams, such as business operations, marketing, HR, legal, planning, funding, and, of course, the folks who define what the right thing to build is. By cutting across all those silos to create delivery teams, we allow things to go from idea to implementation quickly. Join this session to learn more about end-to-end value stream teams, including how organizations must change if they want to adopt this model.

Bob Payne

An early adopter of Extreme Programming, Scrum and SAFe, Bob Payne has worked exclusively as a lean and agile transformation leader since 1999. He hosts the Agile Toolkit podcast and has produced more than 170 podcasts, recording a variety of industry leaders and agile practitioners. His consulting and training style is built on years of lean and agile experience, an MSEE in computer architectures for artificial intelligence, and having grown up working in his family’s restaurant, so you can expect a blend of technical excellence and customer service. Because of his interest in philanthropy, he founded the AgileDC conference, a “for-benefit” event put on by volunteers from the agile community where all proceeds go to charity.