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Secrets of Value Stream Thinking

Jimi Wikman
Atlassian Events

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Modern organizations are looking to improve customer-centricity in their ways of working. Learn how leaders can gain new insights on organizational performance by assessing how customer value flows across teams in the organization to deliver meaningful outcomes to both the customer and the business.

Driving new ways of working can open the door to greater customer-centricity and improved effectiveness across the organization.

Join Helen Beal, Chair of the Value Stream Management Consortium, and Atlassians Jeff Keyes, Head of Product Marketing for Enterprise Agility; John May, Principal Solutions Architect; and Derek Huether, Principal Solutions Engineer for this webinar where you’ll learn how:

  • Leaders can increase autonomy in their teams, without generating chaos and anarchy
  • Organizations can re-imagine themselves as a set of high-performing value streams
  • Leaders can use well-created OKRs to unleash autonomy and motivation in their teams


Jeff Keyes

Head of Product Marketing, Enterprise Agility, Atlassian

Jeff Keyes is head of product marketing, enterprise agility at Atlassian, where he leads a team of enterprise agile solutions marketers and evangelists.

An accomplished executive who has been involved in almost every aspect of the software development lifecycle, including development, architecture, product management, development management, application delivery and consulting, Jeff brings his experience at Microsoft and founding and working at startups to Atlassian. A passionate evangelist of enterprise agility, Jeff has helped many organizations transition from waterfall to continuous delivery methodologies.

Jeff is a founder and board member of the Value Stream Management Consortium, where Atlassian is a new corporate member. Jeff was also a finalist for DevOps.com's 2019 Top Evangelist.


Helen Beal

Industry expert

Helen Beal is a DevOps and Ways of Working coach, chief ambassador at DevOps Institute, and ambassador for the Continuous Delivery Foundation. She is the chair of the Value Stream Management Consortium and co-chair of the OASIS Value Stream Management Interoperability Technical Committee. She also provides strategic advisory services to DevOps industry leaders.

Helen hosts the Day-to-Day DevOps webinar series for BrightTalk, speaks regularly on DevOps and value stream-related topics, is a DevOps editor for InfoQ, and also writes for a number of other online platforms. She is a co-author of the book about DevOps and governance, Investments Unlimited, published by IT Revolution.

She regularly appears in TechBeacon’s DevOps Top100 lists and was recognized as the Top DevOps Evangelist 2020 in the DevOps Dozen awards and was a finalist for Computing DevOps Excellence Awards’ DevOps Professional of the Year 2021.

She serves on advisory and judging boards for many initiatives including Developer Week, DevOps World, JAX DevOps, and InterOp.


Derek Huether

Principal Solutions Engineer

Derek Huether is a member of the Solutions Engineering group at Atlassian, where he helps companies reach better outcomes, transform their organizations and unleash the potential of every team. Over the last 20 years, Derek has helped transform how people work at companies such as Walmart, GEICO, Capital One and more. Derek was one of the Delivery Management track founders for the International Consortium of Agile, which included him defining and detailing learning objectives in areas of Agile Project and Delivery Management and Delivery at Scale. He is the author of two books, Metrics Cookbook and Zombie Project Management and has published over 600 online articles.


John May

Principal Solutions Architect

John May is an enterprise solutions architect, product advisor, and thought leader for Atlassian. He has helped shape the Lean Portfolio Management offering in the Jira Align product, and brings over 20 years of experience in the software industry and scaled agile space. He enjoys helping leadership teams create a compelling path from their current state to a new, leaner way of working.


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