Topic: devconvsm

A guide to value stream management solutions

ConnectALL is a value stream management company dedicated to helping customers achieve higher levels of agility, traceability, predictability and velocity. We do this by connecting people, processes and technology across the software development and delivery value stream, enabling companies to align digital initiatives to business outcomes and improve the speed at which they deliver software. … continue reading

What do you need to be successful at value stream management, and how can you help?

Lance Knight, COO for the value stream integration platform ConnectALL The goal is to help you understand software delivery, to look at things through the lens of a value stream, to look for ways to remove dependencies, understand where your bottlenecks are, and do that from a business value mindset.  If I can bring in … continue reading

Value stream management will be a driving force behind successful businesses in 2021

If 2020 taught businesses anything, it is that they need to be able to adapt at any moment if they want to stay competitive and be successful. But in order to do that, they need actionable insight into what is going on throughout the entire organization and how that is translating into business value. Mik … continue reading

DevOps practices continued to morph and expand in 2020

The practice of DevOps — bringing Agile development together with changes in infrastructure for running cloud-native applications — has changed the development industry over the last decade. And it has done its job well. A Fortune Business Insights report released in January of this year projected the size of the DevOps tools market will reach … continue reading

Why value stream management is a must-do, not a “nice to do”

Rome wasn’t built in a day and apps aren’t developed overnight. Or at least they shouldn’t be. Speed to market isn’t going to help drive business if the product you are delivering doesn’t meet your customers’ expectations. The digital transformation challenge Online sales increased 43% year-over-year for the month of September, as commerce and customer … continue reading

What unique capabilities to look for in newer DevOps value stream management platforms

The adoption of value stream management platforms is especially needed in DevOps environments. According to Gartner, “Organizations lack end-to-end visibility into product delivery and struggle to improve their flow of value. I&O leaders, together with application leaders, must implement a DevOps value stream management platform and analyze value stream metrics to optimize the overall health … continue reading

Learning to see your value

There is a lot of talk these days about value stream management. Much of the hype is about getting the right VSM Platform. It’s about the tooling. I try to cut through the hype in my post “What Value Stream Management Isn’t.”  In that post I make the point that value streams exist whether you … continue reading

ConnectALL Announces Support for Business Outcomes in Its Value Stream Management Solutions

ConnectALL, a leading provider of value stream management solutions, today announced a new feature  ̶  the ability to incorporate OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) into its value stream management solution. The integration of OKR solutions into the software value stream enables corporations to associate business outcomes with code in production. “Equipping our customers to connect … continue reading

What value stream management isn’t

There are a few definitions of “value stream management” floating around out there. Most seem pretty good, but they are necessarily very broad and maybe vague. That’s because value stream management is a very broad concept. Given the hype around these 3 words, and how it’s often shortened to 2 words, there is a lot … continue reading

Industry Watch: BizOps — Bridging the age-old divide

Since my introduction into the software development industry in 1999, there has been one theme underlying all our coverage of tools, processes and methodologies: Getting business and IT to work closer together. At first, this divide was chalked up to the fact that the two sides did not speak the same language. The business side … continue reading

Business and DevOps value streams need better alignment

Digital.ai’s 2020 State of Agile report revealed that over half of its survey respondents either had implemented or were planning to implement value stream management (VSM). But despite its popularity, in many organizations it has fallen into the same trap as many new development methodologies — it’s not being implemented 100% correctly. Often, VSM is … continue reading

Value stream is not as easy as it seems

It is time to start rethinking your value streams.  Lance Knight, COO of ConnectALL, said the industry is making value stream management sound so much simpler than it really is, when in reality it requires teams to start thinking deeper and differently about how their work flows.  The problem is that organizations are looking at … continue reading

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