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Flow Engineering

By Steve Pereira, Andrew Davis

From Value Stream Mapping to Effective Action

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Foreword by Karen Martin, coauthor of Value Stream Mapping

Coming in May 2024!

Tired of misalignment, friction, and stalled workflow? Flow Engineering is a practical guide to using value stream mapping techniques to align teams, unlock innovation, and optimize performance. 

Based on foundations from Value Stream Mapping, cybernetics, and the Toyota Production System, Flow Engineering’s lightweight and iterative practices build the value, clarity, and flow required for effective collaboration and collective action. Written by Value Stream Mapping experts Steve Pereira and Andrew Davis, Flow Engineering provides a step-by-step guide for running fast-paced mapping workshops that rapidly build shared understanding. 

Using five key maps to facilitate collaborative “flow conversations,” Pereira and Davis show how teams can surface tangled process dependencies, conflicting priorities, and unspoken assumptions that grind progress to a halt. The result? A clear roadmap owned by the people doing the work to accelerate innovation cycles, optimize workflows, and achieve more effective coordination. 

Applicable across any industry, Flow Engineering’s techniques have helped leading organizations improve critical workflows like customer onboarding, product development, and hiring.

It’s time to stop trying one-size-fits-all frameworks to find value, clarity, and flow to improve culture and performance. Flow Engineering meets your organization where it’s at and shows you how to move it where it needs to go.

  • Publication Date May 14, 2024
  • Pages 304
  • Full Color Illustrations 141
  • Dimensions 6 x 9 inches
  • Paperback ISBN 9781950508457
  • eBook ISBN 9781950508464
  • Audiobook ISBN 9781950508471

Features

  • Alignment

    Provides visual mapping techniques to surface misalignments and build shared roadmaps.

  • Simplicity

    Step-by-step guide to facilitate fast and effective workshops.

  • Reveals Constraints

    Uncovers hidden dependencies and assumptions blocking transformation.

  • Results

    Case studies prove these techniques accelerate workflows and drive enterprise agility.

About the Book

Tired of misalignment, friction, and stalled workflow? Flow Engineering is a practical guide to using value stream mapping techniques to align teams, unlock innovation, and optimize performance. 

Based on foundations from Value Stream Mapping, cybernetics, and the Toyota Production System, Flow Engineering’s lightweight and iterative practices build the value, clarity, and flow required for effective collaboration and collective action. Written by Value Stream Mapping experts Steve Pereira and Andrew Davis, Flow Engineering provides a step-by-step guide for running fast-paced mapping workshops that rapidly build shared understanding. 

Using five key maps to facilitate collaborative “flow conversations,” Pereira and Davis show how teams can surface tangled process dependencies, conflicting priorities, and unspoken assumptions that grind progress to a halt. The result? A clear roadmap owned by the people doing the work to accelerate innovation cycles, optimize workflows, and achieve more effective coordination. 

Applicable across any industry, Flow Engineering’s techniques have helped leading organizations improve critical workflows like customer onboarding, product development, and hiring.

It’s time to stop trying one-size-fits-all frameworks to find value, clarity, and flow to improve culture and performance. Flow Engineering meets your organization where it’s at and shows you how to move it where it needs to go.

Steve Pereira
Andrew Davis
Steve Pereira

Steve Pereira

Steve Pereira has spent over two decades improving the flow of work across organizations. He’s worked through tech support, IT management, build and release engineering, and as a founding CTO for enterprise SaaS. He serves as lead consultant for Visible Value Stream Consulting, as a board advisor to the Value Stream Management Consortium, Chair of the OASIS Value Stream Management Interoperability technical committee, and co-founder of the Flow Collective to bring flow-focused professionals together. Since 2017, he has been developing and facilitating Flow Engineering to make flow improvement in large organizations accessible, collaborative, and actionable.

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Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

Andrew is Chief Product Officer at AutoRABIT, focused on the next generation of DevSecOps on the Salesforce platform. He is also the author of the leading book on the Salesforce development lifecycle, Mastering Salesforce DevOps. He was formerly Senior Director of Methodology and Training at Copado.

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