1st Edition

Value Stream Mapping for Lean Development A How-To Guide for Streamlining Time to Market

By Drew A. Locher Copyright 2008
    142 Pages 6 Color & 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    144 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    Written by one of the world’s most respected consultants on Lean, this work presents a methodology for value stream mapping that is appropriate for any organization, whether it be service or product oriented. Over the past 25 years, Locher has proven just how powerful this process is, having employed it in healthcare, transportation, distribution, education, financial services, and manufacturing environments. Illustrating his methodology through the example of the imaginary DevelopTek company, he explains how to:

    • Identify development waste
    • Assess an organization’s current state and develop a Current State Map
    • Apply Lean principles to create a Future State Map

    Introduction. Applying Value Stream Mapping to the Development Process. What Makes the Development Process Different? Identifying Development Waste. Assessing the Current State Map. Developing a Current State Map for DevelopTek. Lean Development Principles. Creating the Future State Map. DevelopTek’s Future State Map. Achieving the Future State. Appendix.


    Drew A. Locher