Value Stream Sequence

Scrum is as much about crafting the process as it is about building the product. There is a saw in Lean that advises: “Build the right process, and you’ll build the right product.” The most fundamental process is that of “inspect and adapt,” which organizations can use to steer both the product and the process. We use the metaphor of a streambed that is the path through which the product travels on its journey from the ¶39 Vision to its end users. We think of the Vision, ¶54 Product Backlog, and ¶72 Sprint Backlog as the lining of this stream—these are Scrum artifacts. But they are also demarcations of time that reflect how development flows from conception to delivery.

A value stream is just a sequence of activities ...

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