Topic: value stream

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

Micro Focus ValueEdge provides modular VSM capabilities

Micro Focus has unveiled a new platform to help companies manage their value streams. ValueEdge is a modular value stream management (VSM) platform that integrates with a company’s existing set of tools.  “The Micro Focus ValueEdge Platform enables organizations to conceptualize and visualize the creation of value through the critical phases of a software product … continue reading

A guide to value stream management tools

The following is a listing of value stream management tool providers, along with a brief description of their offerings.  Broadcom Software: Broadcom’s innovative ValueOps solution delivers on the promise of value stream management (VSM) as the first to combine business and investment-oriented product management, providing advanced operationally focused agile planning and management capabilities. The integration … continue reading

Improve operational efficiency with value calculators

One of the most powerful tools in helping people understand the value of changing the way they build and deploy systems is to quantify the benefit of making the change.  While the math of quantification can be intimidating to many, we use calculators as a matter of course for many of the economics-based decisions in … continue reading

Data improves value stream management

Today’s companies are drowning in bits and bytes. According to Hubspot, the average enterprise manages 347.56 TB of data, while Splunk claims 55% of business data is unused. It’s obvious that organizations need to utilize data more effectively. When they do, they’re in a better position to enable effective value stream management. Both data and … continue reading Platform Platform brings artificial intelligence to value stream management today announced a new AI-powered end-to-end solution for bridging the gap between software delivery and business outcomes. The new Platform is meant to be a next-generation intelligent value stream solution that accelerates value, increases efficiency and reduces risks for enterprises. The company explained adding AI into the new solution will help teams find and … continue reading Protection Status