A Guide to Value Stream Management Software

Organizations adopted Agile and DevOps methodologies are moving more quickly, but are they working at peak efficiency? The way to determine that is to create a value stream.

Value streams help companies eliminate the waste in their production processes and ensure that what they are creating and delivering meets customer wants and needs, from original idea all the way through to product delivery.

Value stream is a term well understood in lean manufacturing, where it first came into vogue, but is now being adopted in software development. The differences between the two, however, create challenges. It’s fairly easy to gain efficiencies in manufacturing when the product and processes don’t change. In software development, however, product requirements are constantly changing, so it is important to establish such things as flow, tight feedback loops for correcting defects or finding vulnerabilities.

Measuring your progress with key performance indicators is also critical to success in value stream management.

Industry Watch: What does ‘value’ mean to developers

It was around late 2017 when we first reported on ‘value stream management‘ as it pertained to software development. By now, everyone knows that value stream concepts were first introduced on manufacturing floors, and were designed to eliminate waste (of effort and materials) and wait times (dependence on others to complete tasks before you could … continue reading

State of Agile report reveals an increased interest in value stream management

As organizations are looking to expand Agile practices throughout the entire business, they are starting to turn to value stream management (VSM). Digital.ai released the 14th annual State of Agile report, which revealed 78% of respondents are interested in VSM, planning to implement it, or in the stages of implementing it.  “We expect a greater … continue reading

D2 Emerge to launch industry’s first value stream event targeting development teams

D2 Emerge, publisher of Software Development Times magazine and ITOps Times, today announced it is launching Virtual VSM DevCon, a one-day training event for teams interested in creating value streams in their organization to gain efficiencies and eliminate waste from their processes. The event will be held on July 22, 2020. Since January 2019, when SD … continue reading

CollabNet VersionOne, XebiaLabs and Arxan Technologies form Digital.ai

Following its acquisition of XebiaLabs, CollabNet VersionOne has announced it is forming a new software company. Digital.ai will provide end-to-end intelligent value stream management, software delivery and application security.  Digital.ai is backed by TPG Capital, and on “a mission to revolutionize how enterprises create, easure, deliver, secure, and continuously improve digital products that provide value, … continue reading

ConnectALL takes on software tool proliferation with Universal Adapter

ConnectALL has announced its Universal Adapter has reached patent pending status, and is currently under review by the U.S. Patent Office. The Universal Adapter designed to interconnect software tools and manage flow across the software development ecosystem.  “With the Universal Adapter, ConnectALL has the ability to connect to any tool, any solution…anything you use. That … continue reading

Tasktop Viz launched to guide successful transition from project to product

Tasktop announced the general availability of Tasktop Viz, a new value stream management solution designed to provide real-time visibility into software product value streams and obstacles that impede business value delivery. According to Tasktop CEO Mik Kersten, the main goal was to provide the Flow Framework, which he created to help IT leadership shift from … continue reading

A guide to value stream management solutions

CollabNet VersionOne is a leading platform provider for Value Stream Management, Agile planning, DevOps and source code management. Its offerings provide global enterprise and government industry leaders a cohesive solution that enables them to ideate, create and orchestrate the flow of value through continuous delivery pipelines with measurable business outcomes.   ConnectALL is a company dedicated … continue reading

How can organizations successfully navigate the value stream with your solution?

Brian Muskoff, director of DevOps strategy at HCL Technologies, IT and digital solutions provider  We believe value stream management is an everyday solution to improve collaboration, delivery flow and business results. With HCL UrbanCode Velocity, teams can immediately change the nature of their Agile + DevOps practices with our value stream visualization that we call … continue reading

2019: How the year of value stream held up

Last year, SD Times declared that 2019 would be the year of the value stream as businesses started to look more into the value they were getting out of their IT processes. “I can go in and solve my release process and improve my release time, but if I don’t look at how long it … continue reading

What does Value Stream Management have to do with Agile? Absolutely nothing

The concept of value streams grew out of manufacturing, where work and processes were analyzed, and waste removed, to increase value to the organization and its customers. In the software development space, we’ve seen it grow out of the Agile and DevOps methodologies. As the pace of software ‘manufacturing’ quickened, and more parts of the organization … continue reading

CollabNet VersionOne positioned to create DevOps initiatives for large enterprises

Following its recent investment from TPG Capital, CollabNet VersionOne plans on using its new $500 million to expand partnerships and creating comprehensive solutions that drive AI and value stream management (VSM) throughout enterprises.  VSM solutions allow companies to capture, create, deliver and measure the flow of business value throughout their application development life cycles, a … continue reading

TPG Capital acquires CollabNet VersionOne to drive value stream management plans

Private equity platform TPG Capital signed a definitive agreement to acquire CollabNet VersionOne, moving forward with its broader strategy to build a “leading, integrated, enterprise-focused DevOps platform company.” The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to a statement, TPG Capital and CollabNet will work to aggressively pursue acquisitions in strategic adjacencies that complement … continue reading

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