Product Description Human Resources Value Streams (or HR Value Streams) deliverable captures the end-to-end activity flow in the Human Resources functional area. For example, Requisition to Hire, or Hire to Retire. These HR Value Streams offer a structural basis to map and define/redefine a stakeholder experience and IT enable the process efficiently and optimally.

The HR value streams are a business architecture deliverable useful in representing the “How” to complement the “What” (a Capability).

Human Resources Value Streams

What does the Human Resources Value Streams Deliverable Include?

  • Human Resources Value Streams deliverable include Level 1 and Level 2 activity flows
  • The Value Streams and Processes are in PowerPoint format for ease of consumption.
  • Each HR Value Stream is an end-to-end flow from a stakeholder perspective to achieve a goal/outcome.

What it is not and does not include?

  • The Human Resources Value Stream maps do not include Visio or equivalent diagrams.
  • The deliverable does not follow any structured modeling language or notation such as UML or BPMN etc.
  • The value streams are higher-level flows and do not include detailed process maps
  • The HR value streams represented in this deliverable are not the Lean value stream mapping to reduce process inefficiencies

Which HR Value Streams are a part of this deliverable?

Hiring and Recruiting Strategy Prospects to Recruitment Applicant to Selection Hiring to Onboarding
Hiring and Recruiting Reports


  • As the Human Resources Value Streams is a digital product, there are absolutely NO Returns.
  • Depending on your industry, the type of HR processes and practices you follow, some of the Value Streams may not be relevant to you.
  • If you are a consultant or a consulting company, there is a different pricing, license, and terms.
  • Sold on an as-is basis and no warranties
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What are Value Streams?

Business Architecture Value Streams are an end-to-end flow of activities depicted from a stakeholder perspective. Value Streams are the second pillar, alongside Business Capabilities, in the business architecture realm. In essence, if Capabilities are the “What,” the Value Streams are the “How.”

How should I use Human Resources Value Streams and Processes?

  • Leverage the value streams to figure out how an enterprise delivers value to a stakeholder.
  • Identify the flow and importance of a particular stream of activities and re-engineer the underlying processes for enhancing the experience and increasing the value of the outcomes.
  • Mapping Value Stream stages to Capabilities and Applications/Services help architects understand the footprint and coverage of information technology that underpins the value streams and capabilities
  • Analyzing the Value Streams and then juxtaposing with Customer Journey Maps and Personas enables in optimizing the omnichannel experience.

But, our Company is unique – will it fit us?

Of course, every business is slightly different regarding how some Value Streams work. However, while there may be divergence at the edges, there is a lot of convergence at the core. You need to prospect, recruit, hire, pay, manage and grow your employees – the differences may be in the relative emphasis on the critical value streams and absence or presence of specific capabilities and competencies based on your unique needs.

Last but not the least, we don’t expect our HR Value Stream Model (or any other model in fact) to fit you 100%. We hope you to take this as a straw model or a base and a springboard to achieve the level customization and specificity you desire.

What is my ROI?

The Value of Time Spent:

Typically, it takes a team of 5-7 to conceptualize and compose a Value Stream Model

  • HR Product Manager
  • Business Architect and Process Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Human Resource Functional Experts – 2 or 3 to represent the broad spectrum of HR functional areas.

Now you can multiply the average hourly cost of the team and the hours spent, and you’ll get the story.

Opportunity Cost:

In addition to the time spent and the associated costs of drafting routine Value Streams, you also have an opportunity cost.
By quickly adding/deleting/modifying the base set of Value Streams, you will have the luxury of spending the balance of your quality time in conceptualizing and crafting the unique value streams. These new/refined value streams will capture the core essence of your company and its HR practices, principles and perspectives.
Of course, let’s not forget the “Day Job” each of the SMEs (subject matter experts) could be doing.


Instead of spending countless hours stretched across weeks or months, you can have a baseline of Value Streams in a couple of sittings. That helps you expedite and accelerate the transformation.