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"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."
W. Edwards Deming

Effective change selection, planning, and execution stand out as the single most critical factor in organizational success, particularly in challenging times when survival is at stake.

Stream Theory is a hybrid organizational framework, integrating a robust suite of management tools from methodologies such as Dr. Deming's Theory of Profound Knowledge, Dr. Goldratt's Theory of Constraints, Agile framework, and other established methods. Complemented by innovative 21st-century techniques, these tools have been rigorously tested and refined, ensuring their applicability and effectiveness in managing organizational change.

Are you navigating through complex changes and:

  • Not seeing the desired outcomes?

  • Struggling to maintain control?

  • Tried various management techniques without significant productivity improvements?


Stream Theory's toolbox offers solutions for transparent, synchronized organizational change management that ensures proper goal selection, execution, and measurement. Such rigorous, yet agile approach increases productivity and return on investment, enabling organizations to survive today and grow in the future. You can learn more about organizations successfully leveraging Stream Theory tools to address their particular challenges, here.

It is more important than ever to look at how we are changing. Are we improving?

  • Quality issues contribute to overconsumption and pollution, while health and social concerns intertwine with work environments.

  • Adapting to technological and social shifts remains a struggle in organizational management.

  • Short-term gains are dominating over long-term sustainability.

Maybe it is time to change how we change?

Stream Theory was conceived to revolutionize organizational structure and management practices. It introduces a fresh perspective that revitalizes traditional approaches to work. Rather than replacing existing management methods, Stream Theory integrates them into a robust framework, amplifying the advantages of each.

Stream Theory is founded on the principle that individuals possess inherent goodness, talent, diligence, and boundless potential. It challenges the antiquated notion of viewing people merely as "resources" for productivity and profits. By fostering collaboration and proper motivation, individuals can become a powerful force for positive change.

The logic is simple - employees, who are properly motivated will produce quality product and will take pride in their work. Quality product generates greater profitability and long-term business sustainability.


This motivation hinges on addressing three fundamental human needs: purpose, direction, and engagement. By nurturing these needs, your team's immense potential can be unlocked, leading to remarkable breakthroughs and achievements.

This is where the management "toolbox", the Stream Framework, becomes invaluable, offering a range of techniques to address the three essential needs.


To fulfill the need for purpose, we employ "goal definition" tools rooted in systemic organizational view, user experience analysis, statistical process control, constraint management algorithms, and innovative strategies.


For providing clear direction, we integrate innovative organizational solutions with established concepts from PMBOK, Agile, and Theory of Constraints methodologies to deliver a robust suite of change planning and management tools.


Addressing the need for engagement involves combining Agile and Gamification concepts with behavioral psychology and motivation techniques that come together to form the Stream Theory's execution framework.


These elements collectively form a comprehensive, adaptable, and effective system for identifying, planning, executing, and measuring changes across an enterprise.

Value Streams

Systemic view of an organization, statistical process control, customer feedback loop.

Stream Backlogs

Process-driven change management mechanism, ideal for repetitive, continuous work.

Agile Ceremonies

Agile ceremonies set the overall organizational rhythm and standardize engagement.

Stakeholder Experience

Employee, supplier, customer, and community experience analysis and design.

Stream Roadmaps

A project management tool for fast, organized, transparent planning and execution of work.

Gamified Engagement

Gamification helps elevate creativity, emotional intelligence, and team productivity.

Focus Wave

Organizational change rhythm with alternating transformations and continuous improvement.

Stream Prioritization

Systemic, problem-based, constraint-driven, purposeful, employee-first prioritization algorithm.

Measurement and Recognition

A blend of quality and quantity measurements connected from vision to business functions, to tasks.

Goal Definition

Change Planning

Execution Framework

The Path to Success

The Stream Theory algorithm, akin to Deming’s PDCA cycle, comprises three sequential steps:


Goal Definition

Begin by analyzing the current state and establishing a common organizational goal. This initial phase utilizes various tools like value mapping, constraint identification, stakeholder experience mapping, statistical process control, and defining the desired change rhythm.


Change Planning

The next step involves planning the actions necessary to achieve the defined goal. Depending on the nature of the changes required—whether they demand rapid, enterprise-wide focus or are more process-oriented local optimizations - two organizational approaches are available: the Stream Roadmap and the Scheduled Backlog. The Backlog method incorporates a variety of categories and filters to organize the work and best suits repetitive tasks, while the Roadmap integrates Critical Chain with Agile methods, providing a transparent, comprehensive work plan.


Execution Framework

The final step focuses on enabling execution through Stream Theory’s Execution Framework, which encompasses Agile frameworks, Gamification concepts, and behavioral psychology. This stage emphasizes various motivation techniques, with a significant emphasis on enhancing employee experience. It's crucial to ensure that the first two steps are well-established to maximize the effectiveness of motivation and engagement efforts.

Although the ideal sequence progresses from Goal Definition to Change Planning and then to Execution Framework, Stream Theory allows for independent utilization of each step's tools. 

Success Stories

Financial services company targeting rapid growth.

A financial services company, eager for rapid expansion, realized the necessity of a well-defined roadmap for its growth trajectory. To achieve this, the company embraced Stream Theory, renowned for its strategic acumen and operational prowess. Utilizing Stream Theory's diverse toolkit, the company initiated a comprehensive goal-setting process as the foundation of its growth strategy.

The initial phase involved articulating precise and measurable stakeholder pain points and related objectives in alignment with the company's vision and market prospects. Through collaborative workshops and strategic deliberations, the company pinpointed key growth areas and prioritized projects based on their potential impact and the desired pace of transformation. This meticulous approach ensured optimal resource allocation, with a focus on initiatives promising maximum benefits within a short timeframe.

Stream Theory's adoption offered the advantage of strategic timing for initiatives, considering workforce capacity and capabilities. This ensured a balanced workload, preventing employee overwhelm and fostering higher productivity, morale, and job satisfaction. This harmonious equilibrium between driving growth and nurturing employee well-being played a pivotal role in achieving sustainable and impactful business outcomes.

The results were significant, with accelerated growth, enhanced market presence, and improved profitability. The strategic alignment also cultivated a culture of innovation and collaboration, empowering employees to contribute meaningfully to the company's success. Ultimately, Stream Theory's integration enabled the financial services company to navigate complexities, capitalize on growth opportunities, and emerge as a leader in its industry.




Dive deep into essential theoretical management models with the Stream Theory Navigator training and certification program. Uncover strengths and weaknesses of common methodologies and learn to craft tailored solutions for any organizational challenge. A great way to prepare for PMI, Lean, and Agile certifications or expand on already existing knowledge and experience.



Whether you're building a new organization or seeking to optimize an existing team, we can help elevate your management systems. We specialize in customizing and enhancing process and project management, aligning them seamlessly with your company's goals and vision. We integrate organizational elements and measurements into streamlined reporting, enhancing prioritization, communication, output quality, and team productivity.


Stream Theory

An Employee-Centered Hybrid Management System for Achieving a Cultural Shift through Prioritizing Problems, Illustrating Solutions, and Enabling Engagement.

By: Dmitriy Neganov

Stream Theory is a comprehensive management framework designed to optimize organizational performance and drive meaningful results. By integrating proven methodologies and innovative solutions, Stream Theory empowers businesses to align their goals, enhance productivity, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.


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With over two decades of experience, Dmitriy Neganov specializes in assisting companies in streamlining processes, managing projects, and implementing intricate changes. His extensive practical expertise in various management theories and frameworks, spanning multiple industries, offers a unique insight into the most effective practices that drive substantial productivity improvements. The genesis of Stream Theory arose from Dmitriy's fundamental belief in the inherent goodness, intelligence, loyalty, and eagerness of individuals to do what is right when given the opportunity.

Dmitriy's pragmatic success is a direct consequence of collaborating with exceptional, talented, and industrious individuals. Stream Theory is a testament to their collective efforts, designed to empower teams and organizations to achieve their highest potential.

Dmitriy Neganov,

Organizational Consultant


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