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Software Crafts Podcast


Jan 27, 2021

This week, Steve Pereira will be challenged with the heuristic “Remove bias and duplication” from the Wardley Doctrine repository (https://wardleypedia.org/mediawiki/index.php/Doctrine_Patterns#Remove_bias_and_duplication). We will discuss different contexts where duplication can hinder or accelerate, and the importance of value streams. He shares his experiences about using weak signals to detect friction within organisations, helping them to reorganise to enable the flow.

Steve recommends the following resources:

  • Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation by Karen Martin and Mike Osterling
  • Value Stream resources at https://visible.is/#thinking 
  • Mastering Software Delivery with Value Stream Management from Jeff Keyes

Steve (@SteveElsewhere) is a DevOps enthusiast and an expert in software team performance with more than 20 years of experience. His main focus during all these years has been on using mapping techniques to guide ambitious and struggling teams towards their true north.

He is the founder of the consulting firm "Visible" where he coaches teams to boost flow and value using his 4 Key Maps of DevOps. Previously, he has been founding CTO of Statflo, build and release engineer, and a lifetime workflow automator. He also leads the 6500+ member Toronto DevOps community with a regular meetup, events, and annual conference. Being also an agency consultant, finance IT manager, and a tech support phone jockey, he is focused on the flow of value, all the time.