Founder of Visible
Helping Teams Define and Optimize their Value Streams
Steve is obsessed with making tech human, and leveraging it to deliver continuous value.
For the past 20 years, his focus has been on using mapping techniques to guide ambitious and struggling teams towards their true north.
He's a former startup CTO, agency consultant, systems and release engineer, finance IT manager, tech support phone jockey, and pizza maker. All focused on the flow of value, all the time.
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Examples of past talks are here
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My key focus areas are Clarity, Value, and Flow. I've developed a number of models and practices to enhance all three in any organization.
I love to share what I've learned about:
Technical and Strategic Leadership
Digital / Cloud / Delivery Transformation
Software Delivery / Value Stream Automation
Technological Due Diligence
Engineering Velocity and Scale
I'm currently providing coaching and tools to enterprise teams through visible.is
The DevOps Checklist (2014-)
Statflo (to $12M Series A, $5M ARR, 60 staff and SOC2)
DevOpsTO (2011-) and DevOpsDays Toronto (2014-)
Over 2 dozen conferences and events over the last 3 years
Advising several engineering leaders and underrepresented tech founding teams
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I love to share thoughts and insights about DevOps, Software Delivery Transformation, and Value Stream Automation.
I'm currently providing Software Delivery coaching and tools to enterprise teams through visible.is
I lead a community of over 6000 DevOps Fans in Toronto
Listen to some awesome conversations on DevOps and Value Streams right here:
The Deloitte On Cloud Podcast
The What the Dev? Podcast
The Humans of DevOps Podcast
The Continuous Delivery Podcast
The Software Crafts Podcast
The Hot Mic
The Ops Show
The Frontside Podcast
Lean on Agile
The Ways of Working Podcast
The Ship Show
Transform Performance, Alignment, Confidence, Happiness and Quality
Flow Engineering takes just the best parts Value Stream Mapping and Capability Mapping as a framework of techniques you can use right now, with tools you already have - to discover opportunities, build and share your vision and save hours of toil every week to confidently invest in what's next.
How to use both Maps and Compasses to drive improvementHow to build actionable, data-driven maps that make the path clear to everyoneHow to use maps to confidently decide what to tackle and how
How to See Where You're Going By Seeing Where You Are
This experience report will detail my involvement with 3 organizations of 3 different sizes (small startup, small-to-medium enterprise, and giant enterprise) to illustrate how I've used a form of Value Stream Mapping to help them define their current state and leverage data collected in the process to confidently identify (often surprising) risks and opportunities.
How to step back, visualize and measure to challenge assumptions, gain clarity and share it.Removing uncertainty about where to focus, how to communicate and represent flow.How to create lean, high impact value stream illustrations to make stronger decisions.
Maps and Compasses:
How to Navigate Software Delivery With Confidence
Too many organizations rely solely on "Compasses" like specific metrics, principles and reference companies (being more like Spotify) instead of pairing that reference with "Maps" of where you are right now, and what surrounds you.
I'll introduce my two favourite maps: Value Stream Maps and Capability Maps, and how to use them to move with confidence towards your compass target.
How Value Stream and Capability Maps help visualize and share where you are right nowHow to pair Compasses with Maps to drive progress in the right directionHow to build actionable, data-driven maps that make the path clear to everyoneHow to use maps to confidently decide what to tackle and how
Biz/Tech Rosetta Stones:
Using Value Stream and Capability Maps to Speak the Same Language
This workshop will introduce two methods you can use to define, discover and communicate risks and opportunities, regardless of what team, department or silo you find yourself in. We'll examine visual representations of valuable data you can use to have productive conversations, make confident decisions, and align towards making real progress.
How to use Value Stream Maps and Capability Maps to speak the same language across business and techHow to build actionable, data-driven maps that make the path clear to everyoneHow to use maps to confidently decide what to tackle and how
Steve Pereira is obsessed with making tech human, and helping software delivery teams level up.
He is the founder of Visible - boosting team performance with Value Stream Mapping. Previously, he has been founding CTO of Statflo, and a lifetime workflow automator. He also leads the 6000+ member Toronto DevOps community with a regular meetup, events and annual conference.
Ever since he was an infant he's been taking things apart and reimagining how they fit together. He had the wonderful fortune of being a child of a technical leader and a teacher, in a family of 6 kids. He once moved into his closet for a week because it would keep his room clean and bed made without touching it. He's become a bit more practical and less idealistic over the years, but no less obsessed with simplicity and optimization. He was always encouraged to be curious and resourceful and to speak up, experiment and think big - and that's always how he's lived and worked.
He loves to talk about:
DevOps Digital/Cloud/Delivery Transformation Software Delivery/Value Stream Automation
He spends warm months in Toronto and cold months in Mexico and other sandal-friendly places.
He provides the Visible Value Delivery Program, workshops, remote coaching and tools to enterprise teams through visible.is
Value Stream Mapping
What It Is
Value Stream Mapping (VSM), also known as "material -and information- flow mapping" began in the peak years of Toyota's manufacturing as a way to reveal waste in manufacturing. It's now used everywhere products are delivered. Traditionally, it's a complicated process and challenging to understand without training, so I developed a simpler form of visualizing the most valuable pieces into what you can see below:
There are 2 key components to a value stream map: Steps and timing.
By combining both into a visual map, it's easy for anyone to see where time is being spent, and extract insights about potential improvements. There's much more information that can be layered upon this foundation, but those two components create a powerful asset for making sound decisions with confidence and alignment.
Few have used these techniques in software development, but there is no better way to visualize flow, measurement, risks and opportunities than through a value stream map.
Read more about Value Stream Mapping here
How It's Different
Value stream mapping is different from many diagrams and illustrations as it includes measurement to reveal insights about the performance of the process.
Read more about how Value Stream Mapping is different
What We Do
Visible brings you a tailored Value Delivery Program for dramatically improving software delivery. Through over 20 years in tech and software delivery we have developed lean value stream mapping and capability mapping techniques that transform teams faster and more effectively than any other improvement program.
Visible provides sessions, analysis and dashboards to give you full visibility into bottlenecks, risks and opportunities in your software delivery processes.
We make your next success visible.
Find out more at visible.is