Project to Product

How to survive and thrive in the age of digital disruption with the flow framework

Mik Kersten

Publisher: IT Revolution Press, 2018, 251 pages

ISBN: 978-1-942788-39-3

Keywords: Product Management

Last modified: Feb. 23, 2021, 2:11 p.m.

As tech giants and startups disrupt every market, those who master large-scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the 21st century, just as the masters of mass production defined the landscape in the 20th. Unfortunately, business and technology leaders are woefully ill-equipped to solve the problems posed by digital transformation. At the current rate of disruption, half of S&P 500 companies will be replaced in the next ten years. A new approach is needed.

In Project to Product, Value Stream Network pioneer and technology business leader Dr. Mik Kersten introduces the Flow Framework — a new way of seeing, measuring, and managing software delivery. The Flow Framework will enable your company's evolution from project-oriented dinosaur to product-centric innovator that thrives in the Age of Software. If you're driving your organization's transformation at any level, this is the book for you.

    • Introduction: The Turning Point
  • Part I: The Flow Framework
    1. The Age of Software
    2. From Project to Product
    3. Introducing the Flow Framework
  • Part II: Value Stream Metrics
    1. Capturing Flow Metrics
    2. Connecting to Business Results
    3. Tracking Disruptions
  • Part III: Value Stream Networks
    1. The Ground Truth of Enterprise Tool Networks
    2. Specialized Tools and the Value Stream
    3. Value Stream Management
    4. Conclusion: Beyond the Turning Point
    5. Resources
      • Flow Framework Quick Reference Guide