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Aug 18, 2022   |  By Natalie Vandenberg
In an age where new software companies are popping up left, right, and center, traditional enterprises are ill-equipped to compete with these fast-paced digital natives. Most are burdened by legacy IT systems and the infamous waterfall project management model. This leaves them miles behind their digital-native competitors, without the flexibility to adapt to changing business needs.
Aug 12, 2022   |  By Natalie Vandenberg
If you’re looking to improve efficiency in your software delivery organization, a good first step is to integrate your toolchain and automate workflows. The software delivery life cycle is complex and involves many specialists who each require specialized tools. Integration allows information to flow seamlessly from tool to tool, knitting your software delivery toolchain into a single connected value stream.
Jul 21, 2022   |  By Debbie Konrad
Tasktop Hub 22.3, our latest release from our Value Stream Management platform. is out today, making end-to-end toolchain integration even faster and easier. This quarter, we’re excited to announce two new connectors—Asana and Xray On-Prem—along with some UI and performance improvements that should make your life a little bit easier. Read on to get the latest!
Jun 28, 2022   |  By Natalie Vandenberg
Ron Jeffries, who helped coin the concept of story points back in the 2000s, said recently that he “deplore their misuse.” In the early days of story points, developers “really only used the points to decide how much work to take into an iteration,” says Jeffries. But some organizations expanded their use, using story points to predict when things will be done and to track actual vs. predicted progress.
Jun 22, 2022   |  By Debbie Konrad
“The reality is that delivering technology-based innovation is hard, for multiple reasons but which might be boiled down into one word: complexity,” says Jon Collins, VP of Research at GigaOm, in his recent 2022 GigaOm Radar for Value Stream Management. Value stream management tools do not eliminate the complexity but they do provide mechanisms to cope with it more effectively to drive strategy and support execution.
Jun 21, 2022   |  By Naomi Lurie
The best-performing businesses are customer-obsessed — and it’s paying off. That’s according to research shared by Bobby Cameron, a Vice President and Principal Analyst serving CIOs at Forrester®. Technology is transforming in parallel with a firm’s level of customer obsession because traditional approaches to running IT simply can’t keep up with the rapid pace of business transformation.
Jun 20, 2022   |  By Natalie Vandenberg
Objective and Key Results (OKRs) were first implemented by Andy Grove at Intel in the 1970s. John Doerr, who had worked at Intel, brought OKRs to Google in 1999, where they helped fuel massive growth and raise employee morale. Since then, OKRs have become the choice goal-setting method for digital natives and traditional businesses undergoing a digital transformation. Perhaps the most alluring aspect of OKRs is that they promise to connect technical activities to business outcomes.
Jun 6, 2022   |  By Debbie Konrad
While OKRs are a popular framework for organizations trying to accelerate their digital transformations, traditional enterprises often face challenges when they try to translate their strategic high-level objectives into key results. Last week, Dr. Mik Kersten and Felipe Castro addressed these challenges head-on during a webinar on Transformative OKRs: Translating Business Strategy into Measurable Outcomes.
May 25, 2022   |  By Debbie Konrad
Digital transformations often start with some common rules of thumb: But in one of my favorite talks from DOES Europe 2022, Pieter Jordaan, CTO at TUI Group, describes how they accelerated their digital transformation during a global pandemic by breaking these rules.
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.
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
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 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 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.
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.