Richard Knaster on Value Streams to Reduce Lead Time & Building Quality In

SAFe Fellow Richard Knaster is here at SAFe Summit with Agile Amped in Denver to talk about the power of Value Streams, which have their own new layer in SAFe 4.0. He says it’s a common antipattern that companies add a SAFe program on top of traditional waterfall methods. This is a huge opportunity for them to reduce lead time from concept to cash by looking for waste throughout the whole process. But identifying value streams identification isn’t enough; you also have to ensure that the value is actually flowing all the way through. Richard also advocates for building quality into the software, through testing, rather than leaving it to be figured out just before release, as is typically the case in waterfall projects.

SolutionsIQ SAFe consultant Steve Davis hosts at SAFe Summit 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

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