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Carmen DeArdo

Carmen DeArdo

Carmen DeArdo


Providing Value Stream Architecture Coaching and Consulting to help teams accelerate their ability to deliver business value. My focus is on working with teams to improve their flow across product based value streams utilizing an integrated delivery pipeline and applying Flow Framework™ (flowframework.org) concepts.

Previous experience leading the implementation of Agile, Lean and DevOps practices to accelerate delivery at a Fortune 100 company which was recognized as 2016 Transformation of the Year by DevOps.com (https://devops.com/the-2016-devops-dozen-winners-announced/). Frequent speaker at DevOps Enterprise Summit, DevOpsDays events and other conferences. Co-authored several IT Revolution Forum papers including "Moving from Project to Product", "DevOps Case Studies" and "Expanding Pockets of Greatness" found at itrevolution.com/forum-papers. My talk with Nicole Bryan was selected by DevOps.com as best DevOps presentation of 2018 (https://devops.com/4th-annual-devops-dozen-winners-announced/). Co-Author of "Standing on Shoulders: A Leaders Guide to Digital Transformation"

Session: How Value Stream Management Will Transform IT & Business

Agile and DevOps transformations have been key for speeding up software development, yet at large organizations these transformations are often declared failures with limited ROI. Development work is still disconnected from the business needs and teams are struggling to accommodate decades old software architectures; resulting in substantial technical debt. Projects, organization charts, and enterprise architecture are the best representations of value creation we have today. But they are failing us, and we know it. To survive digital disruption, enterprises need a new approach for connecting the business to the software delivery pipeline.

During this talk, I will provide specific examples of why organizations have failed, and present a new concept - The Flow Framework - that allows IT leaders to optimize value creation across the entire organization utilizing product centric value stream networks. Through the application of value stream management concepts, organizations can measure flow, identify bottlenecks and make improvements to accelerate their delivery of business value.