Topic: value stream

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

Report uncovers value stream’s impact on software delivery

Value Stream Management (VSM) is quickly becoming the go-to approach as organizations look to fully unlock their software delivery life cycle. According to a recent report, 95% of enterprises either are interested, have plans to or already have adopted VSM. The report was commissioned by CollabNet VersionOne and conducted by Forrester. It looks at responses 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

Getting the most value out of your value streams

Organizations cannot ignore today’s ongoing digital transformation. With every company now becoming a software company, if software isn’t being created correctly and quickly enough, industry pundits argue, companies are going to find it difficult to stay alive.  “There is a digital transformation going on and if you are not changing the way you are doing … 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

Value Stream Management comes to Agile

A fundamental tenet of scaling Agile is linking the team-level activities with the business strategy, and the way to do that is through value stream management or mapping (VSM), according to Flint Brenton, CEO of the enterprise Agile solution provider CollabNet VersionOne. VSM takes fragmented tools and processes and puts them in one place so … continue reading

Don’t do Agile, be Agile

Despite what you may have heard, Agile is not dead. A couple years ago, Dave Thomas, one of the creators of the Agile manifesto, declared that Agile was dead, but it wasn’t the idea of Agile he was talking about. It was the word Agile itself.   “The word ‘agile’ has been subverted to the point … continue reading

Tasktop's Dominica DeGrandis talking about moving from project to product teams

Project to product: New thinking requires new job descriptions

New ways of doing work, such as shifting from a project mentality to a value-centric product mentality, spurs the need for new roles in software. That was the focus of a session here at the DevOps Enterprise Summit this morning presented by Dominica DeGrandis, the new principal flow advisor at Tasktop, who outlined the difference … continue reading

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