Topic: value stream

Editor’s Blog: Value streams help developers create applications that matter

The effectiveness of software development teams has traditionally been measured by their output — how many lines of code did they write today? How many times was code deployed to production. In short, the measure was speed. The idea that they can move code has always been important. But today, organizations are starting to ask … continue reading

Digital.ai adds Numerify and Experitest to its value stream portfolio

TPG Capital-backed company Digital.ai has announced the acquisition of Numerify and Experitest. Numerify is an artificial intelligence analytics company that will provide AI-powered business analytics while Experitest is a continuous quality provider that will add continuous testing to Digital.ai’s value stream platform. According to the company, Numerify will become the “central nervous system” of the … continue reading

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

Editor’s Blog: VSM reaches down to development teams

The notion of creating value streams to improve organizational efficiency and deliver higher-quality products certainly is resonating at the C-level and mid-management in large enterprises. Yet, uptake among development teams charged with creating those products has been slower to happen. There are a couple of reasons for this. One is that value stream management (VSM) … 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

CloudBees expands its software delivery management platform with new integrations

CloudBees has announced new integrations with top continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) engines for its Software Delivery Management (SDM) platform. The new integrations include Google Cloud Build and Tekton.  “Our customers want to be able to move faster and innovate,” said Pali Bhat, vice-president, product and design at Google Cloud. “We’re pleased to work … continue reading

Defining development roles in today’s modern software world

New and improved methodologies are always switching up the way software development teams work, but to keep up with the pace of evolution, the team structure is not the only change that needs to happen. Team members need to develop new skills and sometimes even transition to new roles. “The engineering teams definitely have to … continue reading

ConnectALL extends value stream offerings with new release and website

ConnectALL announced the release of 2.10 with new features and enhancements designed to extend its value stream management (VSM) offerings. The latest release includes a new value stream empowerment tool: the Value Stream Visualizer, which enables users to generate a complete map of their value stream, as well as extended lean metrics, and a new … 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

Creating value requires feedback loops

While companies are starting down the value stream, assessing and mapping their operations and product delivery to find areas of bottleneck and waste, another critical aspect of value stream management is feedback loops. People discuss applying manufacturing techniques to software creation and delivery, and breaking down their product portfolios into work for the development or … 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

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