What I like

  • Subject, content, form, interaction
  • Very good presentation
  • Very practical
  • The workshop
  • Live examples
  • Different examples in the slides made it clear
  • Handy tips
  • You really can start making a basic Value Stream Map
  • Very clear explanation
  • Good interaction
  • Really useful tool
  • Questions & Answers during the session makes it interactive
  • Using Post-its
  • Nice build up: strcutured, efficient
  • Tips, techniques
  • Very practical info
  • Practical, with examples from participants
  • Good explanation
  • Worked example
  • Discussion
  • Good intro
  • Good intro. Sample driven
  • No new insights for me
  • Real example of a value stream map
  • I learned something new
  • Using only one example is a good idea
  • Information we got
  • Examples
  • "Real life" exercise
  • Discussion
  • Interesting subject + presentation
  • For me a greta introduction to Value Stream Mapping
  • Very good for visualising your process
  • Good discussion
  • Well done
  • Good overview
  • Very practical - Indeed learning objectives met as I think I can use this from Monday morning
  • Thought it was nice to do one big worked example together
  • Very pedagogical, thanks!
  • Concept of value stream mapping works
  • Clear explanation
  • So practical, it's a new thing I can really use
  • The theory and the tips
  • Real life example
  • Practical
  • Good examples, using differen styles of map
  • Enough detail for introduction
  • Useful tool, I think
  • Examples from the audience
  • Interesting technique
  • The real life examples
  • The actual exercise
  • Good explanation of basics

To improve

  • Workshop in groups
  • More software examples in detail
  • Propose an actual example if the one delivered by the attendees isn't suitable
  • Prepare an example instead of asking the audience. It was difficult to follow, lots of blabla and time lost
  • In case of time constraints, provide an example that fits the time window
  • Make it 90 mins
  • Too little time (better: 90 mins)
  • Readable examples (both on the slides and the whiteboard)
  • Bit more info and discussion on scoping & avoiding local optimisations
  • Don't try to finish the example when the timebox is up
  • Timeboxing!
  • More details in steps (would take longer) so dive deeper
  • Give some clear examples what waste could be in a software project
  • Use an example that everyone recognises like "preparing dinner"
  • Better contrast on Post-Its on the whiteboard
  • The "real life" exercise at the end. If there's no time left, this can be cut out
  • Better time management
  • If you only use your own examples you might go deeper into the subject in the limited time. Although it's nice to have a real life example
  • Let people do VSM themselves in groups & discuss afterwards
  • Clarify "non value added time" and make the distinction with "non value added activity"
  • Provide the slides
  • Focus on 2 cases more complex with real life issues you face when applying this method
  • Two cases: one industrial, one software development
  • Use real existing cases made in companies and what it has concretely delivered and changed
  • Have an example in software engineering prepared for when there is little response
  • Make it 2 hours
  • More IT examples in presentation
  • Explain the fact that Lean focuses on total lead time -> waiting is a waste. This confused people
  • Show/use case study with before/after map
  • Examples of removing waste and improve efficiency
  • Write on the whiteboard what the participants say about their process
  • Motivate: what's the advantage to be had from this tool? What did you get from it?
  • Less references to other industrial processes. More focus on software development
  • Take initiative in voting for example, to keep flow in meeting