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ConnectALL’s Second FedEx Day: Innovation at the Highest Level

In Business Innovation, Business Value by Soumya MenonLeave a Comment

After the successful launch of ConnectALL’s first FedEx Day in May 2020, we executed our second 24-hour event in December 2020. And this time it was unimaginably innovative. It came with the continuing momentum and the growth and success that came along in 2020. As you may already know, a FedEx Day is a 24-hour event that allows employees to contribute innovative ideas to their company. And like its namesake, participants have to deliver their ideas overnight. The goal of a FedEx Day is to boost motivation and creativity. And, if all goes well, the company has new features to add to its products.

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Can You See Your End-to-End Value Stream?

In Value Stream, Value Stream Management by Soumya MenonLeave a Comment

Most companies that have adopted value stream management (VSM) to help make work visible haven’t really got it right. Why? To see across the value stream would mean having control over the value stream with an end-to-end view into enterprise workflows, and not just focusing on orchestrating or automating lower-level activities. The challenge in managing these end-to-end value streams is that they inevitably span several systems, some of which are even on the cloud. Without visibility or dynamic flexibility, organizations can’t address issues in a timely fashion.

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Uncovering the Secret to ConnectALL’s Success in 2020

In ConnectALL, Value Stream, Value Stream Management by Soumya Menon1 Comment

We’re often asked, “how did ConnectALL accomplish so much in 2020?! What’s the secret sauce you guys are cooking up over there?”
2020 was an extremely exciting and action-packed year at ConnectALL, with a tidal wave of momentum leading to mentionable and proud moments. ConnectALL is a true pure-play Value Stream Management Solution Platform, as recognized by leading industry analysts. With the world changing to adapt to the pandemic, we set foot into a world of unknowns and have come out a leader. We’ve changed the software landscape by highlighting the unlimited possibilities Lean-Agile practices like value stream management bring to the table. In short, we have set the ball rolling for a new era of making everything agile with a differential human aspect to software development and delivery.

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ConnectALL Training: Learn the Art of Value Stream Integration

In ConnectALL, Training by Tim StilingLeave a Comment

What do Rocky Balboa, Luke Skywalker, Mulan, and Batman all have in common? Each of these movie protagonists engaged in focused training with an instructor in order to unlock their full potential.

We here at ConnectALL also understand the importance of training, especially when you are evaluating or learning to use new software, or you’re learning a new discipline like value stream management. While we currently offer many different types of focused training, as well as VSM services, this post will specifically focus on two levels of hands-on, complementary (and free) training that help users understand how to get the most out of ConnectALL’s Value Stream Integration Platform: Basic & Advanced Integration Training.

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How to monitor business goals with value stream management

In OKR, Value Stream Management by Lance KnightLeave a Comment

Even as organizations and their teams work to stay abreast of meaningful improvement practices, many are still missing a big piece of the puzzle—tying software initiatives to business outcomes. Software system optimization from a technical perspective is a worthwhile accomplishment overall, but benchmarking its value can be elusive. This is problematic, since these efforts must further business objectives for corporate executives (and bean counters) to quantify the bottom-line value. How can management substantiate the assertion that software improvement promotes desired business outcomes? By incorporating objectives and key results (OKRs).

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The Role of DevOps Feedback Loops in Your Value Stream

In Value Stream Management by Lance KnightLeave a Comment

In the past couple of years, there is a rise of VSM adoption to map and track software flow. However, companies aren’t mapping everything necessary to optimize software delivery. The focus on value streams is causing them to ignore or overlook the flow of work. And they are still not achieving the best possible outcomes with VSM. This is significant because the cost of poor-quality software is astronomical. The solution to this profit-killing challenge is to implement a rigorous governance program. In this blog post, we look at what good governance is, how you implement it, and how you make it better.

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3 Easy Steps for Using VSM in Everyday Life

In Value Stream by Tim StilingLeave a Comment

Value stream management principles have helped organizations across the globe leverage lean strategies to optimize their software development processes. However, the benefits from effectively managing value streams are not limited to only software. Value streams exist all around us whether we realize it or not. The goal of this blog post is to help explain how value stream management works in the context of software delivery by applying VSM concepts to an activity we experience every day.

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Why value stream management success hinges on flow, governance

In Value Stream Management by Lance KnightLeave a Comment

In the past couple of years, there is a rise of VSM adoption to map and track software flow. However, companies aren’t mapping everything necessary to optimize software delivery. The focus on value streams is causing them to ignore or overlook the flow of work. And they are still not achieving the best possible outcomes with VSM. This is significant because the cost of poor-quality software is astronomical. The solution to this profit-killing challenge is to implement a rigorous governance program. In this blog post, we look at what good governance is, how you implement it, and how you make it better.