My guest for episode #190 is a returning guest (from episode #151) is my friend Karen Martin, talking about her newly-released book, Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation. You can order via Amazon and also learn more via Karen's website. In the episode, we talk about topics including how this book fits with her others, what some common struggles are faced when mapping value streams, why is it important for senior leaders to be involved with VSM work, how long mapping should take, the publishing value stream and the use of VSM in different industries. I hope you enjoy the conversation! For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/190. Please leave a comment and join the discussion about the podcast episode. For earlier episodes of the Lean Blog Podcast, visit the main Podcast page at www.leanpodcast.org, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes. You can also listen to streaming episodes of the podcast via Stitcher: http://landing.stitcher.com/?vurl=leanblog If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the "Lean Line" at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id "mgraban". Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.