What is Deterministic Process Design?

What is Deterministic?

Deterministic Process Design is a new idea, built on the ideas of:
 

 •  MIT Mechanical Engineering -- Deterministic design seeks to minimize unknowns, and to map out a solution path and implementation plan for a product design.

• In mathematics, computer science and physics, a deterministic system is a system in which no  randomness is involved in the development of future states of the system. 

  

•In philosophy, a deterministic system, every action produces a reaction, and every reaction causes subsequent reactions. These cascading events can theoretically show exactly how the system will exist  at any moment in time.

Deterministic Process Design is

A specific approach to process design that eliminates randomness and improves consistency of execution by:
 

  • Identifying specific input(s),  
  • Outlining the teams, steps, and tools that are needed, and  
  • Documenting the expect output(s) 

in a way that makes the processes automatable, evolutionary, and scalable.

Deterministic Process Design Model

Deterministic Process Design is an activity model and design process design approach that is founded in:

  • Value Stream Maps
  • Micro services 
  • Standard Work  
  • Team-based work execution
  • Current practices 
  • and is Outcome focused

Deterministic Process Design directly supports The Three Ways

The Three Ways – DevOps’ fundamental principles

1 – Systems Thinking and Flow
2 – Shorten & Amplify Feedback Loops
3 – Culture of Experimentation & Learning