NEXT LIVE STREAM October 18th, 2022 @ 1:00PM ET | 10AM PT
SPEAKERS FOR THIS SESSION: ConnectALL’s Lance Knight, COO & President; Norman Miglietta, SVP Marketing; Dave Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief of SD Times.
In the last one decade, there has been a 10-20% increase in the number of regulations in the U.S. alone across a range of industries. Organizations in industries such as medical/health, pharmaceutical, security, finance, automotive, aerospace, and defense are facing unique challenges pertaining to compliance and risk management, high volumes of data, and navigation of rapidly shifting requirements.
To tackle these, they have to maintain strict control over the development process, from testing to maintenance and release. Test management becomes an important function and the teams need visibility to make sure compliance requirements are met.
And this is where the value stream automation product of a value stream management platform comes into play. It enables software test management and QA teams to connect all the tools in the software development and delivery pipelines. It enables:
Want to quickly find out in this 5-10 minute microwebinar how all this is possible? Watch the video below!
We as an industry cannot afford to ignore the dangers of siloed software delivery. The cost of a siloed workforce is staggering, resulting in project delays, declining software quality, and a disconnect from the original project intent. And with the widespread shift to remote work, these silos have become more entrenched than ever.
How can we begin to address the problem?
Join ConnectALL’s Lance Knight (President and COO) and Norman Miglietta (SVP of Marketing) as they sit down with David Rubinstein in the latest SD Times Microwebinar to discuss how automation with value stream management enables organizations to unify disparate teams in every stage of development.
They will discuss why automation is key for any organization struggling with siloed software delivery processes, and what benefits teams can expect from connecting their tools and closely managing the flow of work through the value stream.
Organizations not closely familiar with value stream management often may ask: “How does it fit with these other agile approaches we’ve been adopting?” “Why do I need VSM if I’m already implementing Agile?”
The answer: VSM, agile, or for that matter DevOps are not mutually exclusive. Principles of agile are baked into VSM, and VSM in many ways represents an extension of the short cycle/fast feedback approach championed in DevOps. Many organizations struggle to apply agile across silos, and others may struggle to determine ways to align agile workflows towards outcome-focused company goals. VSM does both — It enables agile at scale and at speed while focusing on the priorities that matter most. So, by adopting VSM, you are continuing along your agile digital transformation but with a broader look at all existing activities organization-wide, not just those directly involved with digital product creation/curation.
In this month’s microwebinar, we join you exclusively from the venue of Agile 2022 in Nashville, TN! David Rubinstein, SD Times editor-in-chief, Lance Knight, ConnectALL’s President & COO, and Andrew Fuqua, SVP of Product will discuss some of the key highlights they’ve seen from the conference and how those Agile concepts relate back to value stream management. Their insight will address how VSM supercharges agile and channels your software delivery towards a greater purpose.
When you zoom in on a value stream, you’ll discover what goes into creating a specific valuable element of a software. By streamlining or optimizing a value stream, you can develop recurring principles that can be used repeatedly for value creation. And this is where automating your value stream comes in. In this session, we will show you how automating your value stream improves the performance of your value stream. Automation would involve introducing feedback loops for the smallest action taken. You can bring in consistency by following certain principles repeatedly, making some activities predictable. You can execute many of these tasks at scale and converge the results into something digestible for the next step.
In this microwebinar, we will delve into different perspectives on locating bottlenecks, how they might be useful (or not), and the reason that only using your average cycle time to identify your bottlenecks is not enough to get the job done.
Related Resource: IT organizations often face unpredictability and lack of visibility in software delivery — even after they think they are actively implementing value stream management. So maybe the problem for the industry isn’t that we can’t measure, but that we are measuring the wrong things. At ConnectALL, we believe there are 11 key VSM metrics that you MUST measure in your value stream. Download the guide to learn why these metrics matter, and how they will make your value stream more predictable.
In the last session, we highlighted the difference between value stream management and a value stream, and how you need to start seeing your value stream. In this session, we will tell you how to start seeing your value stream and make meaningful connections. You need to understand what tools you use at every step, the people involved and the processes. Seeing your value stream helps you cut waste, make processes more efficient, align cross-functional teams and business goals, plan for future growth and do the right things.
Related Resource: What if there was a value stream mapping tool that focuses specifically on the tools & processes relevant to software development and delivery? Say hello to the Value Stream Designer – a complimentary tool that makes mapping value streams easy, interesting and fun. Download it today!
Watch our first five-minute ‘microwebinar’, part of a series with value stream management provider ConnectALL. SD Times editor-in-chief and VSMcon chairman David Rubinstein will be hosting ConnectALL president and COO Lance Knight as we answer the question, “What’s the difference between value stream management and a value stream?”.
Related Resource: If you want to learn more about value streams and value stream management, check out this library of instructional videos!