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Flow Engineering – Learning to Lead from the Inside Out

Flow Engineering is a practical guide to using value stream mapping techniques to align teams, unlock innovation, and optimize performance.

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Optimizing DevOps Value Streams

Speaking at the DevOps Enterprise Summit Andrew Davis and Steve Pereira presented on: “Flow Engineering – Learning to Lead from the Inside Out”.

Andrew and Steve are the authors of the book Flow Engineering.

Flow Engineering is a practical guide to using value stream mapping techniques to align teams, unlock innovation, and optimize performance.

Value Stream Mapping

The most important information system you’ll ever manage is your own mind. The next most important is your team. If you can tackle these challenges, the computers will fall into line.

A world of accelerating change demands a new generation of management with the skills to drive decisive action and elevate performance. Managers tasked with delivering results collide with peers whose conflicting goals, perspectives, and incentives freeze progress and create a glacial pace of change.

New thinking and practices are needed to act in alignment. You can’t copy-and-paste a solution, and you can’t do it alone. To collaborate effectively you need to create a shared map of the territory, and you need to pick your battles.

This talk presents profound yet practical applications of systems thinking, psychology, and organizational design. On that foundation we share a step-by-step guide to visualizing the outcomes, processes, and dependencies that can tie you down or help you succeed.

Co-create maps of the hidden relations and interactions that constrain your teams – maps that everyone can align with and act on. Replace deadlocks with shared insights. Reveal exactly what to do next. Learn how to reach across the whitespace in your org chart to replace friction with flow.

Listen to this Tech Lead Journal podcast to learn why traditional scaling methods focusing on rigid coordination can actually hinder progress and how flow engineering offers a solution. They delve into the challenges and paradox of scaling, the core principles of flow engineering, its five primary mapping techniques, and the leadership mindset shift required to create a culture of flow engineering.

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