Value Stream Maps
A VSM helps analyze the current release cycle process. The goal is to visually show where a team creates value and where there’s waste. Armed with this information, a team should aim to create a process that delivers maximum value with minimum waste.
Some values to consider:
- Process time is how long the team spends on tasks that provide value.
- Total lead time is how long it takes the team to get that feature to the customer.
- Activity ratio is the ratio between the process time and the total lead
- Assess process efficiency with value stream maps, Microsoft Learn