Visualization and Mapping (FL-M4)

Visualization and Mapping (FL-M4)


Description of Course

The Visualization and Mapping (FL-M4) master’s course is a continuation of the content learned in the Flow Thinking Advanced Course (FL-A1) and the previous master-level courses (FL-M1, FL-M2, FL-M3). This course introduces participants to a number of different visualization and mapping techniques to aid them in the workplace. 

This course presents advanced techniques in Value Stream Mapping and continues to Value Stream Design. Wardley Mapping, a technique for business strategy and prioritization, is covered along with how these techniques support the evolution of products and services.

This course explores the expanded use of ANDON and Mieruka, and how these concepts can transform an organization’s insight while reducing time to market (TTM) and const of delivery (COD).

Duration of Training

The Visualization and Mapping (FL-M4) master’s course requires 16 hours of training and can be taken as a two-day in-person training session, an online live virtual class, or as an asynchronous self-paced online training using The Flow System’s learning management system (LMS). This course can be taught publicly or privately to any organization.

Participants must complete the training before receiving a code allowing them to take the Visualization and Mapping (FL-M4) assessment for accreditation. The fee for the assessment is included in the course fee for training attendees.

At the master’s level, participants will demonstrate an ability to apply the new knowledge and complete an online assessment. The master’s level courses’ application portion will be reviewed by peers and industry experts in their chosen field.

Participants who attend the training will have two attempts at the Scrum the Visualization and Mapping (FL-M4) assessment. Participants who wish to forgo the training and jump straight to the assessment may do so but must first buy a code and will only have one attempt as opposed to two for people taking the training. You can buy a code below by clicking ‘Take Assessment.’

Objectives of Course

This course is designed to introduce participants to the different techniques for visualizing and mapping flow, concepts, value, among other concepts. Upon completion of this course, participants will have a better understanding of how to visualize or map workflow to show value. The objectives of this course include:

  •  Describing when to visualize work and value.
  • Describe different visualization techniques.
  • Explain the main steps toward developing a concept/mental map.
  • Create a Value Stream Design map.
  • Be able to teach and exploit Wardley Maps
  • Understand and design ANDON displays.
  • Define effective visual controls (Mieruka).
  • Explain how these techniques can improve growth and reduce costs.
  • Demonstrate how these techniques support team effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate how these techniques support a Distributed Leadership model.
  • Explain how these techniques enable psychological safety and why this is important.
  •  Explain how these concepts connect to the flow of value.
  • Explain how these techniques support Customer 1st.
  •  Exhibit the ability to improve quality using these techniques.
  •  Define an effective strategy using Wardley Maps.

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