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May 18, 2022   |  By Dr. Mik Kersten
Landmark moments do not happen overnight. Getting Tasktop to where we are today took 15 years of company-building on top of multiple years of research. With today’s news, our ability to deliver transformation outcomes will go through a step-function change nearly overnight. I am thrilled to announce that Tasktop has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Planview.
May 16, 2022   |  By Debbie Konrad
Attendees at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in Europe last week had the opportunity to hear from leaders at Tasktop as they delivered sessions around the shift from project to product. CEO, Dr. Mik Kersten, gave a Plenary session entitled “How Flow Follows Form” and Naomi Lurie, VP Product Marketing, along with Carmen DeArdo, author and Senior Director of VSM Research revealed early findings from Tasktop’s Project to Product Maturity Assessment.
May 9, 2022   |  By Natalie Vandenberg
TIAA, a Fortune 100 financial services organization, manages investments for more than six million clients, totalling more than 1.3 trillion dollars. According to Darrell Fernandes, the Head of Product Technology, the company’s success boils down to its operational strength — an area which Darrell is continuously improving. In Episode 43 of the Mik + One Podcast, Dr.
May 6, 2022   |  By Debbie Konrad
Our recently published Project to Product Maturity Assessment gives organizations a framework to assess the progress of this massive undertaking. By answering seven easy multiple-choice questions, they find out where they are in their journey and get recommendations on how to advance.
Apr 19, 2022   |  By Debbie Konrad
Say hello to Tasktop’s latest product release from its Value Stream Management platform. Tasktop Hub 22.2 is out today, making end-to-end toolchain integration faster, easier, and visibly impactful. The highlight of this release is the addition to Hub’s Metrics screen which now calculates the cost savings from your integrations.
Apr 18, 2022   |  By Debbie Konrad
At the root of the discipline of value stream management is a common language that brings business and technology leaders together. After all, the only way to deliver value to customers is to make sure everyone involved understands what value is and how it’s measured. Keeping teams on the same page requires everyone to understand what they’re reading.
Apr 11, 2022   |  By Naomi Lurie
“The biggest organizations in the world are pivoting to a product-centric operating model,” opens Charles Betz, Principal Analyst at Forrester, on a recent webinar. But with product structures emerging as the primary operating model, new challenges are emerging in technical product management. While newly-formed product teams are persistent, heterogenous, outcome-oriented, and customer-focused, for the most part, they still haven’t solved the question of autonomy.
Apr 4, 2022   |  By Natalie Vandenberg
In Episode 42 of the Mik + One Podcast, Dr. Mik Kertsen sat down with Manuel Pais, renowned IT consultant and co-author of Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology for Fast Flow, to discuss the relationship between Team Topologies and the Flow Framework®. They highlight three areas of symbiosis in the shift from project to product.
Mar 31, 2022   |  By Naomi Lurie
René Te-Strote is a chief project lead at BMW Central IT. He’s been with the company for 17 years and heavily involved in its agile transformation, which was driven by titanic shifts in the automotive industry. “Today vehicles are packed with software. Hundreds of millions of lines of code are running in cars and in the backend,” says René on a recent webinar. BMW’s IT department has had to become faster, more innovative, and increasingly focused on quality.
Mar 9, 2022   |  By Naomi Lurie
Back in 2019, 55% of organizations surveyed by Gartner said they are moving from project to product delivery as a way to continuously integrate and deliver new features and capabilities to the business. Three years (and one global pandemic later), many more organizations have likely begun the shift, in the hopes of delivering more value faster. If you are among them, you may be wondering how advanced you are in operationalizing this new model and reaping its benefits.
Apr 12, 2022   |  By Tasktop
Paul Littlefair, Technology Executive at Bank of New Zealand, shares how BNZ uses Tasktop and Flow Metrics to get definitive visibility into product delivery and drive improvements. Insights into flow help ensure the bank can achieve its outcomes and provide next-generation technology that supports the human element of banking.
Apr 12, 2022   |  By Tasktop
In this Tasktop demo, Jama and TestRail and integrated to provide stakeholders in Jama with visibility into testing progress as tests are designed and executed.
Feb 24, 2022   |  By Tasktop
In this episode, Mik and Manuel discuss some of the key themes in Team Topologies, as well as other topics including: Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to leave your review.
Feb 21, 2022   |  By Tasktop
Sometimes challenges at work can leave us scratching our heads and wondering what to do in the midst of uncertainty. In this episode of our #OutsideTheBox series, Tasktop Project to Product Guide, Danny Presten encourages us to go beyond asking “what do we do?” but rather "what do we do next?" to gain some positive momentum.
Feb 21, 2022   |  By Tasktop
Customer centricity is incredibly important. But have you ever taken it so far as to view the products you create as an expression of love for your customer? During this week's episode of #OutsideTheBox, Tasktop Strategic Transformation Advisor, Danny Presten, unpacks the first time he first heard someone describe product development this way.
Feb 11, 2022   |  By Tasktop
How many times have you depended on another person or team only to be let down? In this episode of our #OutsideTheBox series, Tasktop Project to Product Guide, Danny Presten reminds us to take a step back and ask the 5 why’s regarding what might have led to those performance challenges. By doing this, we can address systemic issues and go beyond blame.
Feb 3, 2022   |  By Tasktop
To kick off the first episode of 2022, Mik is joined by two guests from Bank of New Zealand: Paul Littlefair, Chief Technology Officer, and BMK Lakshminarayanan, Value Stream Architect. In this episode, Mik, Paul and BMK delve into how Bank of New Zealand has been applying the shift from Project to Product and Flow Metrics, and other key topics including: Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to leave your review.
Jan 5, 2022   |  By Tasktop
Pieter Jordaan, CTO of TUI Group, the largest tourism company in the world, talks about how TUI pivoted quickly from a traditional asset company to become more of a platform company — transforming into a software company and he says, “Underneath it all, we are a technology company that manages the holiday experience."
Jan 5, 2022   |  By Tasktop
We often hear organizations wanting to get more capacity from their staff. In this episode of #OutsideTheBox, Tasktop Strategic Transformation Advisor, Danny Presten, talks about how better business outcomes are directly related to better employee engagement, not simply more volume of work.
Dec 20, 2021   |  By Tasktop
In this episode of #OutsideTheBox, Tasktop Strategic Transformation Advisor, Danny Presten, reminds us that out of all the things we can optimize for, our customers should be top of mind!
Jul 11, 2020   |  By Tasktop
Why value stream management? Setting the bar: some general considerations Getting ROI: seven must-have features Where to get additional help In this guide, you will learn how to select the right value stream management solution for your software delivery organization so you can improve velocity and time-to-market: Get the white paper!
Jul 11, 2020   |  By Tasktop
If your organization has invested in SAFe® to generate more business value through software, you should be able to clearly see that you're delivering more value every Program Increment (PI) for the business in some way and responding to customer demands faster. If you're not seeing the results you were expecting and you can't quantify the impact of SAFe (or any other IT investments) through existing solutions, The Flow Framework® can help you ensure your moving in the right direction, providing you with real-time insights into the relationship between technology delivery and business outcomes.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Tasktop
Until recently, manual traceability has held back large-scale organizations from becoming software innovators. Now, enterprise toolchain integration is enabling heavily-regulated industries to trace all work from ideation to operation to provide them with one source of truth into how their software products are built and maintained. By connecting the toolchain and automating the flow of data between teams in real-time, you can systematically build out your end-to-end traceability across your software delivery value streams. The key is to start small and score some quick wins, before expanding until the whole end-to-end workflow is visible, dramatically reducing time and effort.

The time is now for organizations that want to survive and thrive in a digital first world. Tasktop gives you the ability to see through the black box of software delivery, align IT with business needs and accelerate time to market.

Over one million users employ Tasktop’s Value Stream Integration technology to transform software development and delivery. Tasktop not only unifies the software development and delivery teams, but also provides unprecedented visibility into the business critical processes of software delivery.

Built for Enterprise Scale:

  • Flow Modeling: Tasktop products are predicated on the concept of modeling, so the solutions can be configured by business users and easily scaled to the entire organization.
  • Tasktop's Flow Fabric provides the robust data capture layer, insulating your metrics and integrations from tool and environment changes.
  • The Flow Framework® provides the blueprint for practicing value stream management in Enterprise IT and shifting from project to product.

With Tasktop You Can Finally Succeed In Your Project To Product Journey.