Topic: value stream

Value stream management is all about continuous improvement

Value stream management has a terminology problem, since there are terms out there that sound the same but are actually different: value stream, value stream mapping, value stream management, and value management – which leaves many confused. “There’s nothing wrong with value stream management itself, but there’s plenty wrong with how it’s being considered and … continue reading

OASIS committee working on value stream interoperability standards

In order to facilitate the development of standards for sharing data across different platforms within the value stream, a new technical committee has sprung up from within OASIS Open, which is an open source and standards consortium. According to the committee, organizations typically employ a number of different tools to measure software performance in order … continue reading

Don’t conflate value stream metrics with other development metrics

Value stream management and data-driven insights have been hot topics these past few years, and interest will continue to grow. Late last year, Gartner put out a prediction that by 2023, 70% of organizations will be using value stream management in some capacity.  In order to do value stream successfully, however, companies need to understand … continue reading

DevOps feedback loop explained: Cascaded feedback

Feedback is routinely requested and occasionally considered. Using feedback and doing something with it is nowhere near as routine, unfortunately. Perhaps this has been due to a lack of a practical application based on a focused understanding of feedback loops, and how to leverage them. We’ll look at Feedback Loops, the purposeful design of a … continue reading

DevOps feedback loop explained: Noisy feedback

Feedback is routinely requested and occasionally considered. Using feedback and doing something with it is nowhere near as routine, unfortunately. Perhaps this has been due to a lack of a practical application based on a focused understanding of feedback loops, and how to leverage them. We’ll look at Feedback Loops, the purposeful design of a … continue reading

DevOps feedback loop explained: Delayed feedback

Feedback is routinely requested and occasionally considered. Using feedback and doing something with it is nowhere near as routine, unfortunately. Perhaps this has been due to a lack of a practical application based on a focused understanding of feedback loops, and how to leverage them. We’ll look at Feedback Loops, the purposeful design of a … continue reading

Value stream management isn’t new; It has its origins decades ago in manufacturing

It may seem as though value stream management is a new concept in the world of software development; SD Times has written countless articles about it over the past few years and has hosted three conferences on it since 2020. But it has its origins decades ago in manufacturing. In an SD Times Live! event, … continue reading

Flow metrics are important to stabilize your software delivery

While getting software out into the world is the main goal of many companies, it’s important to remember that the engagement and happiness of the people building that software impacts how productive they are as well as the quality of their work. Unfortunately it’s all too common to find product teams overloaded and overwhelmed with … continue reading

The key to eliminating value stream dependencies

When multiple teams are operating within the same value stream, controlling dependencies can feel like a daunting task. These teams often become silos and negatively impact the ability to collaborate across the entire value stream, increasing dependencies and decreasing overall productivity. At this month’s {virtual} VSMcon 2022, Jim Benson, CEO of Modus Cooperandi and author of … continue reading

Continuous improvement throughout the value stream

Value stream is all about finding ways to measure the value you’re providing to your customers, and as with anything that we try to do in business, there are always new practices that can be applied to make improvements.  Known improvement plays can be used as a starting-off point for adopting a continuous improvement strategy … continue reading

What role do developers have in value stream management?

From an organizational level, creating and managing value streams plays an important role in eliminating wasteful processes and the time they take, enabling the company to focus on delivering value to their customers. At software companies – which many, many companies are today – the primary role of developers is delivering that value, in the … continue reading

Tasktop and Broadcom partner on value stream solution

Value stream management companies Tasktop and Broadcom have announced a new partnership to enable companies to better measure their business value.  Tasktop’s technology will power Broadcom’s ValueOps Connectors, which will synchronize data between software development tools and Broadcom’s ValueOps Value Stream Management Solution. According to the companies, this solution will provide companies with the ability … continue reading

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