The Value Stream Identification Workshop provides a structured, proven approach for collaborating with stakeholders to identify Value Streams and Team of Teams structures (ARTs in the context of a SAFe implementation, Nexus in Scrum, etc.). In the workshop we agree on target optimizations and organizational constraints and identify a structure that works within these boundaries.
In this workshop, an AgileSparks experienced facilitator works together with enterprise stakeholders to identify and validate value streams and ARTs, and define next steps for the first ART launch. Enterprise-level Value Stream Identification workshops are run by our SAFe SPCTs/Fellows with combined experience helping dozens of enterprise-level organizations organize around value.
The workshop helps stakeholders optimize their design by considering coordination requirements, dependencies, Epic distribution, and organizational change impact.
We typically run the workshop in the context of a large-scale agile transformation where it follows a high level implementation strategy workshop and/or some agile scaling training (such as Leading or Implementing SAFe®). Regardless of the context, before the workshop we make sure to get to know the organization, its context, its needs through a set of empathy interviews and some observations of current processes/artifacts.