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Starting Your Project to Product Journey: 3 Characteristics you Need From the Start

In my last blog, I emphasized how a compelling reason to change is a fundamental precondition for starting a project to product journey. In this blog, I take that a step further and discuss three key characteristics that your organization should create as they take their first steps.


Starting your Project to Product Journey: Find a Compelling Reason to Change

Functioning in silos instead of cross-functional value streams, funding scope/projects instead of capacity, leadership collecting metrics on utilization instead of value delivered – many organizations are realizing that their current ways of organizing aren’t enough to stay competitive in a rapidly changing world. While they know they need to change, there’s not a lot of practical advice readily available that explains how to start that change from within.

Starting your Project to Product Journey: Introduction

At Tasktop, we’ve been partnering with customers on their project to product journeys for years now. Recognizing that people may need a few tips and pointers to get them on the right track, Tasktop Strategic Transformation Advisor, Danny Presten has distilled our key learnings into this five-part video series to help accelerate positive results within your organization.

Testing to Improve Flow Means Happier Teams

There are many ways to assess the perceived viability or potential effectiveness of a proposed experiment. Teams can determine the options to improve flow, but it may not be clear what aspects of their work to address. While it’s best to start and get feedback as quickly as possible, a lightweight test may shine a light on one or more options to start with. Cynthia had just left an “energetic” meeting with some leaders at her organization.

Change Starts Now: Leveraging OKRs and SAFe to Drive Business Outcomes

During this on-demand webinar, Tasktop Strategic Transformation Advisor, Danny Presten, and Scaled Agile Partner & Enterprise Advisor, Adam Mattis, discuss how to use OKRs to drive continuous improvement efforts and ensure your SAFe transformation is producing business results.

The Benefits of Tasktop's Affinity Modeling

Integration is all about getting data to where it needs to be — creating a copy of a specific set of information from one location to another — and then keeping those two copies in sync. In software delivery tools, the data of interest exists as objects termed “artifacts”, which are work items like features, stories, tasks, test cases, defects and requirements.