Collaboration | Teamwork | Project Management

July 2021


Reignite Your SAFe Journey with Flow Metrics

Kate Chajka has been working on the frontline of Agile transformations for over 15 years. To say she has seen it all is an understatement. A passionate believer in the Scaled Agile Framework®—the most popular Agile methodology for scaling software development, with 70% of the Fortune 100 employing SAFe professionals—she has seen first hand the myriad benefits of leveraging SAFe® to boost business agility in the digital age.


Project to Product: The Best of Mik + One Served up All Summer

Looking for something edifying to listen to while you’re tanning on the beach, cruising on a long road trip, or mid-air on a flight on your way to finally reunite with some friends and family that you haven’t seen in a while? Look no further as we serve up some of our favorite bits from the Mik + One podcast this summer, featuring the very latest insights on how to leverage software and adapt in the digital-first world.


Product Release: Tasktop Hub 21.3 - Simplifying the Lives of Software Delivery Teams

The latest product release from the Tasktop Value Stream Management (VSM) platform—Tasktop Hub 21.3—is out today. The latest evolution of our enterprise toolchain integration solution further optimizes the day-to-day lives of software delivery teams, creating a seamless workflow that maximizes efficiency. New noteworthy features include.


"47% of software is not measured against business impact" - The Inaugural State of Value Stream Management Report is Out!

As we continue to waft through the fog in the post-pandemic world, we know one thing to be true: software is the dividing line between success and failure. In the last year, the digital-first economy has made the five tech superpowers even richer, with a combined revenue of more than $1.2 trillion. With their business models tightly aligned to their software delivery capabilities, these digital disruption machines grow stronger by the day.


Interactive Value Stream Management Guide: How VSM Helps Your Role in Software Delivery

“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!” — Stuart Smalley, Daily Affirmation Folks, let me start by paying you a compliment: You are good at what you do. You’re smart, you’re hard-working, and you’re a good team player. You probably don’t hear that enough. I’m sorry about that.


DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) Metrics and Flow Metrics: Use the Whole Ruler, Not Just Two Inches

Software delivery is all about delivering more customer value faster to remain competitive in the digital-first world. And like any process, you need meaningful data insights to understand how fast you’re delivering, what’s slowing you down and what you can do to improve. While DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) metrics help you deliver more quickly, Flow Metrics—as defined by Dr.