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Troy DuMoulin, VP, Research & Development

Troy is a leading ITIL® IT Governance and Lean IT authority with a solid and rich background in Executive IT Management consulting. Troy holds the ITIL Expert certifications and has extensive experience in leading IT Service Management (ITSM) programs with a regional and global scope.

He is a frequent speaker at IT Management events and is a contributing author to multiple ITSM and Lean IT books, papers and official ITIL publications including ITIL’s Planning To Implement IT Service Management and Continual Service Improvement.


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Monday, December 29, 2014

PR 61 Optimizing Process Speed & Value Through Lean Value Stream Mapping

George Spalding and I discuss Lean Value Stream Mapping and how it applies to the adoption and adaption of best practice frameworks such as ITIL, COBIT, TOGAF.

When designing a new or improving an existing process, most people understand how to use standard tools such as process flows, a RACI Matrix and Swim Lane diagrams. However, this is not the final step in designing a process which is both predictable and optimized. The only way to understand how a process will perform and establish a baseline for predictability and speed of completion is to take it one step further to complete a Value Stream Analysis. In fact you can go as far as to say that without a Value Stream Analysis your process is at risk of being over engineered and bureaucratic. In this episode of PR Radio George and I go as far as to say that deploying a process without first doing a value and time analysis is irresponsible.

Join George and I as we discuss how it is critical to look at all process design through a Lean Fit For Purpose / Fit For Use Lens

Show Notes:

  • Crazy Fall
  • PR 59 - LeanIT - Gaining Sr. Leadership Buy In -  Guest Mike Orzen
  • Process Mapping and Value Stream Analysis
  • The Objectives of Lean (Preserving Value with Optimized Resources)
  • Optimizing Time
  • The Differences between Process Design and Value Stream Analysis
  • A Story - My boss tells me that I create fat processes
  • What is process mapping / process design?
  • Lean Value Stream Analysis - The missing step
  • Time Analysis (Process Time, Wait Time, Cycle Time)
  • Mean Time To Repair and Value Stream Analysis
  • Value Stream Analysis is a prerequisite for a Provisioning SLA (Customer Experience)
  • Request Fulfilment and Value Stream Analysis
  • Customer Time Experience = Lean Lead Time
  • Activity Types (Value Added, Necessary Non Value, Non Value)
  • Optimize Value Add, Minimize Necessary Non Value, Eliminate Non Value
  • Happy Customer = Expectations Are met (Critical To Quality), Cost / Price as planned, Just in Time Delivery
  • Without a Value Stream we can only predict one of 3 condition for success
  • Process Definition without Value Stream Analysis is irresponsible
  • ITIL and other process frameworks are external Reference Models
  • ITIL = Best Practice
  • Lean = Fit for Purpose
  • We must design processes and look at them through a Lean Fit for Purpose Lens
  • Lean provides a thinking model for how to adopt and adapt a best practice process
  • Wait Time is the real time sink
  • The Theory of Constraints
  • Theory of Constraints & Continual Process Improvement
  • PR Radio 18 - Theory Of Constraint (TOC), LEAN and Six Sigma The Three CSI Sisters
  • Its all about improving flow (Optimizing Speed and Removing Defects)
  • George’s and Troy’s Thoughts What Are Yours?

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