Many Levels of
Work Visualization
John Heintz john@gistlabs.com @jheintz
Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium
Owner of...
About me
n  John Heintz

•  Developer since 1995
•  Agilist since 1999
•  Founded Gist Labs in 2008

n  Developer, Mento...
Work Visualization
Why this topic??
A little theory…
… and a little practice for each of:
n  Personal Work
n  Team Work
...
Why visualize our work?

n Purpose requires focus,

on the right things

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Why visualize our work?

n See the whole,

or we’re doomed to sub-optimize

© Gist Labs 2013

5
Personal: Visualize Your Work!

© Gist Labs 2013

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Team Work, Kanban
UX


Dev/Test


Ready


Done

Ready


X


© Gist Labs 2013

InProg

Y


Ready

Z3


InProg

Z2


Z1


Z4...
Kanban for Dev/Test

© Gist Labs 2013

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Kanban for DevOps

© Gist Labs 2013

10
DevOps Pipelines

© Gist Labs 2013

11
Jenkins Build Pipeline Plugin

© Gist Labs 2013

12
Many Teams in Sequence: Value Stream Maps

© Gist Labs 2013

13
Cross-Organization Work, Programs

© Gist Labs 2013

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Cross-Organization Work, Programs

© Gist Labs 2013

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Cross-Organization Work, Programs

© Gist Labs 2013

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Mapping Programs to Teams

© Gist Labs 2013

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Mapping Program to Teams, more Collaboration

© Gist Labs 2013

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Planning with 17 Teams

n  Three month quarterly planning
n  6 sprints, 2 weeks long
n  Programs and dependencies

© Gi...
Collaborative Roadmapping
Multi-Level Roadmapping
Time Horizon (quarters to years)

Market 

Map

Feature/Benefit

Map


Ar...
Roadmapping Patterns

n  Bring a cross-section of org

together to plan
n  Marketing/sales, Product, Arch,

Dev, Infrast...
Roadmapping in Practice…

© Gist Labs 2013

22
Terrible Road Map, but the Realizations…

“I don’t think we can do everything”, participant

“We’ve unearthed two or three...
Distributed Roadmapping?

© Gist Labs 2013

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Closing

Vision
Years

Roadmap


Months


Release Plan

Sprint Plan


Weekly


Daily


Standup Meeting


Hours

Continuous...
Many Levels of
Work Visualization
John Heintz john@gistlabs.com @jheintz
Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium
Owner of...
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  1. 1. Many Levels of Work Visualization John Heintz john@gistlabs.com @jheintz Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium Owner of Gist Labs, Austin, TX, USA Lean India Summit 2013, Bangalore, India © Gist Labs 2013
  2. 2. About me n  John Heintz •  Developer since 1995 •  Agilist since 1999 •  Founded Gist Labs in 2008 n  Developer, Mentor, Consultant, Writer, Speaker n  Intuitive, Abstract, Precise n  I take my work seriously, not myself The things I believe in: Agile/Lean/Kanban, REST, Mentoring, Craftsmanship, Systems, Emergence, InnovationGames, and Teams © Gist Labs 2013 2
  3. 3. Work Visualization Why this topic?? A little theory… … and a little practice for each of: n  Personal Work n  Team Work n  Cross-Organization Work n  Collaborative Roadmapping Closing © Gist Labs 2013 3
  4. 4. Why visualize our work? n Purpose requires focus, on the right things © Gist Labs 2013 4
  5. 5. Why visualize our work? n See the whole, or we’re doomed to sub-optimize © Gist Labs 2013 5
  6. 6. Personal: Visualize Your Work! © Gist Labs 2013 6
  7. 7. © Gist Labs 2013 7
  8. 8. Team Work, Kanban UX Dev/Test Ready Done Ready X © Gist Labs 2013 InProg Y Ready Z3 InProg Z2 Z1 Z4 8
  9. 9. Kanban for Dev/Test © Gist Labs 2013 9
  10. 10. Kanban for DevOps © Gist Labs 2013 10
  11. 11. DevOps Pipelines © Gist Labs 2013 11
  12. 12. Jenkins Build Pipeline Plugin © Gist Labs 2013 12
  13. 13. Many Teams in Sequence: Value Stream Maps © Gist Labs 2013 13
  14. 14. Cross-Organization Work, Programs © Gist Labs 2013 14
  15. 15. Cross-Organization Work, Programs © Gist Labs 2013 15
  16. 16. Cross-Organization Work, Programs © Gist Labs 2013 16
  17. 17. Mapping Programs to Teams © Gist Labs 2013 17
  18. 18. Mapping Program to Teams, more Collaboration © Gist Labs 2013 18
  19. 19. Planning with 17 Teams n  Three month quarterly planning n  6 sprints, 2 weeks long n  Programs and dependencies © Gist Labs 2013 19
  20. 20. Collaborative Roadmapping Multi-Level Roadmapping Time Horizon (quarters to years) Market Map Feature/Benefit Map Architecture ? Events/Rhythms ... © Gist Labs 2013 20
  21. 21. Roadmapping Patterns n  Bring a cross-section of org together to plan n  Marketing/sales, Product, Arch, Dev, Infrastructure, … © Gist Labs 2013 21
  22. 22. Roadmapping in Practice… © Gist Labs 2013 22
  23. 23. Terrible Road Map, but the Realizations… “I don’t think we can do everything”, participant “We’ve unearthed two or three strategic disconnects”, participant “I didn’t think we were over-committed, but we are”, CEO © Gist Labs 2013 23
  24. 24. Distributed Roadmapping? © Gist Labs 2013 24
  25. 25. Closing Vision Years Roadmap Months Release Plan Sprint Plan Weekly Daily Standup Meeting Hours Continuous Integration Minutes © Gist Labs 2013 TDD 25
  26. 26. Many Levels of Work Visualization John Heintz john@gistlabs.com @jheintz Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium Owner of Gist Labs, Austin, TX, USA Lean India Summit 2013, Bangalore, India © Gist Labs 2013
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