10. Value Stream Overview

Projects and practices fail when they optimize one part of the value stream at the expense of others or when the parts just don’t fit

—Allen C. Ward


Economic Framework

Capabilities and the Value Stream Backlog

Value Stream Epics

Defining and Building the Solution

Value Stream Flow



The value stream level is optional and is designed to support those defining, building, and deploying the world’s most important and complex systems. These solutions are so substantial that they typically require multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs), as well as the contribution of suppliers.

An example would be an organization that builds defense systems, which have significant safety, performance, and compliance ...

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