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Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation

Learn About Value Stream Management Principles, Practices & Tools

Overview

Value Stream Management has been around since the dawn of lean – but it’s different in the digital world. Digital value streams need a different treatment and DevOps toolchains mean we have more opportunities to gain actionable insights and deliver value outcomes to our customers than ever before.

Our two-day Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course will provide you with an introduction to Value Stream Management principles, practices, and tools.

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Exam Included
2 Days
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Course Syllabus

Our Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course will cover the following topics:

  • Describe the origins of Value Stream Management and key concepts such as flow, value, and delivery
  • Describe what Value Stream Management is, why it’s needed and the business benefits of its practice
  • Describe how Lean, Agile, DevOps, and ITSM principles contribute to Value Stream Management
  • Identify and describe value streams, where they start and end, and how they interconnect
  • Identify value stream roles and responsibilities
  • Express value streams visually using mapping techniques, define current and target states and hypothesis backlog
  • Write value stream flow and realisation optimisation hypotheses and experiments
  • Apply metrics such as touch/processing time, wait/idle time, and cycle time to value streams
  • Understand flow metrics and how to access the data to support data-driven conversations and decisions
  • Examine value realisation metrics and align to business outcomes, and how to sense and respond to them (outcomes versus outputs)
  • Architect a DevOps toolchain alongside a value stream and data connection points
  • Design a continuous inspection and adaptation approach for organisational evolution

Learning Outcomes

Our Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course considers the human, process, and technology aspects of this way of working and explores how optimising Value Streams for flow and realisation positively impacts organisational performance.

It was designed to optimise value flow and realisation in digital value streams and develop your skills. Digital Value Streams include the software applications and services, in addition to the platforms that support them. For example, Cloud Infrastructure or DevOps ToolChains.

Who Should Attend

Our Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course is suitable for professionals working in an organisation who want to improve performance, especially in response to digital transformation or disruption.

Any roles involved in the creation and delivery of products or services:

  • Leadership and CXO, especially CIO, CTO, CPO and CVO
  • Transformation and Evolution Leads, Change Agents
  • Value Stream Architects, Managers, Engineers
  • Scrum Masters, Agile and DevOps Coaches and Facilitators, Portfolio, Product and Project Managers, and Owners
  • Business Analysts, Architects, Developers, and Engineers
  • Release and Environment Managers IT Ops, Service and Support Desk Workers
  • Customer Experience and Success Professionals

What's Included

Our Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course includes the following:

  • A Digital Learner Manual
  • Course Slides
  • Case Stories
  • Glossary
  • Sample Exam
  • Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation Examination

Entry-Level Requirements

There are no entry-level requirements for our Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course, although having a working knowledge of Lean, Agile, DevOps, and Value Stream Principles will be useful.

Recommended Reading

There is no recommended reading associated with our Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course.

Exam Information

Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation Examination:

  • Exam Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Pass Mark: 26/40 (65%)
  • Format: Open Book
  • Style: Multiple-Choice

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Qualifications

Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation Certificate

Additional Information

If you pass the Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation examination, you will receive your Value Stream Management Foundation certification and digital badge. The certification is governed and maintained in partnership with DevOps Institute.

Frequently Asked Questions

Joining Instructions for Purple Griffon training courses are sent the week before the course start date. First, your Account Manager will email to confirm your booking with you. Both, the materials and exam voucher will be emailed to you the week before the training course. Finally, the tutor will send the invitation to you directly and this will be via the MS Teams or Zoom platform.

Even though Value Stream Management (VSM) was first introduced back in 1988, it is now expected to become the next evolution in software development. Simply, it is a lean business practice that enables you to determine the value of software development, delivery efforts and resources.

A Value Stream is a set of activities that add value for customers and help you to provide the product or service that your customers want or need.

Our Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course is delivered over two days.

Our two-day Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course is usually delivered from 09:00 to 17:00 (UK Time).

If you are attending our two-day Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation virtual training course, our expert tutors have years of experience in Value Stream Management and will teach you everything you need to know to pass the Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation exam. You will also be provided with the Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation glossary, case studies and sample exam paper to work through before your web-based exam.

The Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation proctored examination is taken over sixty minutes and comprises of forty multiple-choice questions. In order to get your Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation certificate, you must score 65% or 26/40 to pass the exam. With Purple Griffon, sitting your Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation exam is now easier than ever.

Yes, the Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation proctored examination is open book.

The Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation certification is governed and maintained in partnership with the DevOps Institute.

Our Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course will provide you with an introduction to Value Stream Management principles, practices, and tools. Our Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course considers the human, process, and technology aspects of this way of working and explores how optimising Value Streams for flow and realisation positively impacts organisational performance.

To be awarded the Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation certification, you must complete Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation certification training, and when you feel comfortable, take the Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation proctored exam. If you score 65% or 26/40 correct answers in the exam, then you will receive your Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation certificate.

There are no entry-level requirements for our Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course, although having a working knowledge of Lean, Agile, DevOps, and Value Stream Principles will be useful.

Our Value Stream Management (VSM) Foundation training course is suitable for professionals working in an organisation who want to improve performance, especially in response to digital transformation or disruption.

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