Optimising control constraints

Here are some notes I wrote for a client on how to optimise the constraints created by controls on the Require to Deploy to Run value stream.

IT exists both to protect and to serve. Controls are essential to protect one of the organisation's greatest assets: information and the technology to manage that information. But achieving velocity through quality requires that all "necessary non-value work" get out of the way of value work.

So here is a checklist of tactics to minimise the impact of necessary controls on the flow of work