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End-to-End Value Stream Teams

Agile businesses use networks of End-to-End Value Stream Teams to deliver improved customer experiences. They operate as full-lifecycle, entrepreneurial groups that rapidly adapt to changing needs. 

These Value Stream Teams extend the notion of ‘stable agile teams’ across the full range of activities that it takes to define, build, and deploy a solution. In a sense, they are a company within a company that takes full ownership and accountability for its product.

These entrepreneurial units are able to move with speed and effectiveness because they do not need to navigate ten different silos and functions. They have all the skills and resources needed to deliver, right now. 

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Details:

Value Stream Teams operate using minimal, sufficient-to-purpose Digital and Portfolio Management and governance. This includes long-term considerations like strategy and road-maps and short term considerations like metrics, investment, measurement and reporting.

Implementing Value Stream Teams

Establish Cross-Functional Agile Teams if they do not already exist

Establish Leadership Representation from Business Groups comprised of people from each silo within the value streams.

Map Value Streams to identify opportunities for improvement, customer experiences, and the business units needed to deliver core business products and services.  

Define End-to-End Team(s) within pilot journeys with small, cross-functional agile teams

"Shift-Left" to business including units such as business planning, marketing and legal

"Shift-Right" to include operational and sustainment units

Pilot End-to-End Delivery Pipeline with executive support and active coaching assistance

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