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Steve Pereira - The Value Stream Guy

CEO at Visible

Toronto, Canada

Helping teams see, build, and boost their Value Streams.

For over 20 years I've been empowering business with tech and humanizing software. I advise ambitious (and struggling) software delivery teams to increase their performance, agility, and delivered value. How? I map their path from current state to true north.

I focus on two primary areas to drive exceptional business outcomes: Flow and value. Value Stream Thinking and methodologies, augmented by continuous improvement and performance.

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Toronto, ON
Speaking Topics: Technical and Strategic Leadership, DevOps, Digital / Cloud / Delivery Transformation, Software Delivery / Value Stream Automation, Technological Due

Steve Pereira - The Value Stream Guy Points
Academic 0
Author 10
Influencer 55
Speaker 27
Entrepreneur 0
Total 92

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Value Stream Consulting
Theatre: North America
Media Experience: 10 years
Last Media Interview: 03/30/2021

Areas of Expertise

Agile 32.39
Business Strategy 30.39
Change Management 30.79
Cloud 31.30
Culture
Design Thinking
Digital Transformation 30.47
Emerging Technology
Entrepreneurship
Future of Work 32.48
Innovation 30.26
Leadership
Lean Startup
Management 31.69
Open Innovation
Startups
DevOps 37.78

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Media
Other
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation

Publications

10 Article/Blogs
CTO Craft Con
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March 22, 2021
I'm so excited to be a part of this event and chatting with Christine Spang about scaling engineering organizations!

CTO Craft Con is 21 sessions from "Measuring Engineering Performance", "...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management, Business Strategy

Rose Diagram
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March 19, 2021
Today I was reminded of the origins of the Rose Diagram, and how Florence Nightingale used data to paint a picture, tell a story, and drive change.

The ability to take insight and share it ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management, Business Strategy

Podcast Episode
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March 17, 2021
Just out! My conversation with Brian Dawson on Value Streams, Value Stream Thinking, and Flow Engineering.

"Pursue value. Exactly. So instead of automating everything, automate the things t...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management, Business Strategy

Agile Practices
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March 15, 2021
We spend a lot of time asking why things don't work, but we rarely ask why things work.

It's interesting to consider that the most powerful, actionable parts of agile, Kanban, Scrum, and De...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management, Business Strategy

DSDM and its Basics
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March 12, 2021
Spent some time this morning digging into DSDM a bit and didn't get far before tripping over the basics.

First thing I noticed beyond a bunch of heavy and confusing material is that it seem...

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

Model Challenge
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March 10, 2021
Hey folks, I've been running into this mental model challenge more and more recently. Thinking about how to explain how we got here, and how we've struggled for so long with agility and real...

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

How is Value Stream Mapping different from EventStorming?
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March 09, 2021
I spent some time today mapping out the similarities and differences between Value Stream Mapping and EventStorming. It's remarkable how similar they seem, and I think the way I've been doin...

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

Value Stream Link is live!
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February 18, 2021
The ultimate Value Stream resource page has just launched! Jump over to valuestream.link to find everything related to clarity, value, and flow you need to level up.valuestream.link

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

Flow Engineering - A Kickstart Workflow
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January 06, 2021
Flow Engineering in 4 Maps

The biggest outcome of 2020 for me was expanding beyond Value Stream Mapping to an entire suite of maps focused on delivering positive outcomes, starting from whe...

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

Summary: 5 Reasons Why Organizations Struggle to Deliver Value in DevOps
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September 17, 2020
Eric Robertson shared a great presentation a while back on Value Stream Management adoption that I'm just now parsing myself, and I wanted to share my short paraphrase on the 5 main points:
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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management, DevOps

13 Media Interviews
Steve Pereira on Value Stream Management
Cloudbees
March 16, 2021
Steve Pereira, founder of Visible, joins Host Brian Dawson to discuss Value Stream Management.

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Tags: Cloud, Management, Future of Work

Value-Stream Mapping
The Cloudcast
March 10, 2021
Steve Pereira (@SteveElsewhere, Value-Stream Whisperer @ Visible) talks about measuring, understanding business and technology process through Value-Stream Mapping.

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Tags: Cloud, Future of Work, Management

Product Roadmaps and Tooling Planning with Steve Pereira
The Frontside Podcast
February 01, 2021
In this episode, Steve Pereira—the founder of Visible—talks about how his unique approach to mapping helps customers get products out of the door fast and efficiently. Maps flow to build alignment, clarity, and confidence, and Steve focuses on two primary areas to drive exceptional business outcomes: Flow and value. Value stream thinking and methodologies, augmented by continuous improvement and performance.

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

Steve Pereira - Becoming a Completed Nerd
The Hot Mic @ Arch DevOps
February 01, 2021
From an early age, today's guest was just built different. As a kid, Steve Pereira found great value in experimentation and process improvement. While other kids would spend their time goofing off, Steve found ways to spend less time cleaning his room. It's carried forward to now, where his business focuses on helping software companies deliver faster and at higher quality. It turns out that he's found that problems in corporate technology companies aren't tech-related at all.

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Management

Interview with Steve Pereira
Software Crafts Podcast
January 27, 2021
This week, Steve Pereira will be challenged with the heuristic “Remove bias and duplication” from the Wardley Doctrine repository (https://wardleypedia.org/mediawiki/index.php/Doctrine_Patterns#Remove_bias_and_duplication). We will discuss different contexts where duplication can hinder or accelerate, and the importance of value streams. He shares his experiences about using weak signals to detect friction within organisations, helping them to reorganise to enable the flow.

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

How to Use Value Stream Mapping to Optimize your Processes
IT Tank
January 20, 2021
This is a great interview with The Value Stream Guy, Steve Pereira. We chat about how VSM can help with process optimization. You will see why Steve is not a huge fan of the term DevOps and DevSecOps, as he prefers to think more in a holistic way.

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Tags: Future of Work, Agile, DevOps

Five Reasons Value Stream Thinking Is the Future of DevOps
UtahGeekEvents
November 20, 2020
This session introduces the benefits of Value Stream Thinking and techniques, how an organization should go about implementing it and why it's the next logical step for organizations on a DevOps journey.

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Tags: Future of Work, Agile, DevOps

25: The Concept of Value Stream Management
The Humans of DevOps Podcast Series
October 15, 2020
Jayne Groll, CEO of DevOps Institute, speaks with Steve Pereira, Founder of Visible Value Stream Consulting, about the need to understand, map, manage, and focus on value streams as part of the "new normal".

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

Remove bottlenecks and optimize workstreams with value stream mapping
On Cloud
September 23, 2020
Value-stream mapping isn’t just about eliminating work, it’s about looking at processes across the organization, finding bottlenecks, and then using a team approach to understand and remove them—in other words, it’s about finding the value in workstreams. In this episode of the podcast Mike Kavis and guest, Visible Value Stream Consulting’s Steve Pereira, talk value-stream mapping—why it works, how to get started, and what it should look like long term.

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Tags: Agile, Cloud, Management

How to manage your value stream mapping journey with Steve Pereira - Episode 52
What The Dev?
September 10, 2020
In this week's episode we talk to Steve Pereira, the founder and CEO of Visible, about the importance for value stream mapping, how to get started, how to take it beyond 101, and what to look out for along the way. You can also listen to Pereira's Virtual VSM DevCon talk on value stream mapping here, register for next year's Virtual VSM DevCon conference on March 10, 2021, or continue the conversation on our Slack community.

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Tags: Agile, Cloud, Management

Value, Stream, Mapping or All! with Steve Pereira
Lean On Agile Show
August 22, 2020
In this episode, Steve joined Shahin to talk about Value Stream Mapping. For the first time, we had a live audience recording the episode. Peter, Ali, and Nasima from the audience asked questions from Steve by the end of the show.

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Tags: Agile, Change Management, Future of Work

#6 - Steve Pereira "The Value Stream Guy"
Ways of Working
May 27, 2020
In episode 6, I welcome special guest Steve Pereira! Steve is a colleague of mine and I was very grateful for him joining this episode to talk about how to actually accelerate digital transformation in organizations.

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Tags: Agile, Future of Work, Innovation

Fireside Chat with Steve Pereira (Visible) and Kyle Bassett (Arctiq)
Arctiq Team
June 29, 2019
A brief interview with Steve and Kyle about DevOps, future of work, and many more...

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Tags: Agile, Change Management, Innovation

8 Speaking Engagements
The 4x4 Method of DevOps Traction
Blueprint LDN
March 10, 2021
This session describes a winning approach to making progress with any key initiative, framed within the context of DevOps adoption and improvement. It has evolved through many iterations across several mediums and now in the age of remote-first collaboration, is finally easy to share, and easy to start. The system is collaborative and remote by default, but works equally well in a room full of people and post-its. It can even provide value as a solo investigation. It requires no specific tooling. It can be leveraged to drive both continuous improvement and innovation.

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Tags: Future of Work, Agile, DevOps

EP16: Value Stream Mapping for Development w/ Steve Pereira, CEO of Visible | The Ops Show
CTO ai
August 19, 2020
In the best episode yet, Steve Pereira, Founder/CEO of Visible, explains VSM, #ValueStreamMapping​, for technical teams. VSM is a way of modeling your workflows in order to find where the most friction and value is created. Then optimize it.

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Tags: Agile, Future of Work, Management

Value Stream Mapping: Questions Answered - Steve Pereira
Visible
August 13, 2020
This talk is the Value Stream Mapping 101 you never knew you needed for Software Development. I'll share the who, what, where, why, when and especially how of VSM.

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Tags: Agile, Future of Work, Management

Ship Better Software Faster: 3X the Velocity of Your Dev Team
Traction Conf
May 03, 2020
Times are tough and we’re all trying to do more with less to save money.

Some of the highest performing companies we’ve talked to are using this time to make their products better and release features that move the needle for their customers. Ultimately, happy customers will keep your engine going and spread the good word.

In this session, we will share how to surface inefficiencies and bottlenecks in your software development efforts so you can ship more products faster using Value Stream Mapping.

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Tags: Agile, Future of Work, Management

How to Navigate Software Delivery With Confidence
Plutora
April 10, 2020
How to Navigate Software Delivery With Confidence: Maps and Compasses
Speaker: Steve Pereira
Founder & CTO, Visible

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Management

Where's The Map Of Your Pipeline? - Steve Pereira - Deliveryconf 2020
DeliveryConf
January 24, 2020
My first delivery pipeline was shipped through the mail. I couldn’t avoid the mail at the time, but I did shrink the delivery process from 1 week to 4 hours in a few days. We’ve come a long way since then, and yet in many ways, many teams are often driving blind. In an age of near-limitless instrumentation, automation, and observability, we can still miss the forest for the trees. Many teams are drowning in data, and blindly automating their way under a pile of expensive errors. Implementing massive or disconnected systems is a huge, costly undertaking.

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

DevOps Days Montreal 2019 Keynote
DevOps Days
November 26, 2019
How can you make time for real innovation and improvement? How do you know what to automate or invest in? How do you escape process prison? How can you get everyone aligned to make a difference? How can you start to drive revenue from cost?

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

FutureMakers - Time For What's Next - Steve Pereira
FutureMakers
August 02, 2019
Lean Value Stream Mapping (LVSM) is a software and tech focused version of a classic technique you can use right now, with materials you already have to discover opportunities, build and share your vision and save hours of toil every week so you can invest in what’s next.

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Management

1 Webinar
5 Keys of DevOps + Value Stream Assessment
Plutora
June 11, 2020
Investing in improvements without assessing your organization is an excellent way to waste time, money, and morale. With 70% of transformation efforts failing it pays to understand your surroundings, strengths, and gaps before you invest in what's next.

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Tags: Agile, Future of Work, Management

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