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What Can Super Bowl LV Teach Us About VSM?

In Value Stream, Value Stream Management by Tim StilingLeave a Comment

In the United States, the first Sunday in February is Super Bowl Sunday, perhaps the most famous “unofficial” holiday in America. This year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. We thought it’d be a great idea to analyze this most-loved and most-watched American sport and what it teaches us about value stream management. The purpose of this blog post is to to better understand the best practices associated with effective value stream management. We have outlined how we can utilize the three key steps of value stream management (See, Measure, Automate) to understand the reasons why the Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs and how this process can then be applied to improving the outcomes of software delivery.

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How VSM and OKRs Complement Each Other to Drive Business Value

In Value Stream Management by Soumya MenonLeave a Comment

Organizations that are constantly trying to scale their Lean and Agile practices and strategies to increase agility have to evolve the way progress is measured. In this blog, we discuss about how lean practices like Value Stream Management OKR complement each other to help organizations, especially the ones that are in a scaled-agile environment, achieve the larger goal of business outcomes, improving agility and velocity, becoming more predictable by delivering value, and focusing on what matters.

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Manage Business Exceptions with Value Stream Management

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Manage the exceptions and let the rest take care of itself. Sounds easy until everyone starts working remote and suddenly your management style that relied on physical line of site, gut instinct, and the weekly status round up is no longer cutting it. In this webinar, Forrester analyst Christopher Condo and ConnectAll COO Lance Knight will discuss Value Stream Management solutions and how they help management get back to managing the exceptions with capabilities that capture data from planning to production enabling managers to “see” the exceptions amongst all the effort.

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The Ultimate Guide to Lean Metrics in Value Stream Management (2020 Version)

In ConnectALL, Value Stream by CJ HenryLeave a Comment

In ConnectALL’s Ultimate Guide to Lean Metrics in Value Stream Management, you’ll learn about the history of VSM and how IT leaders have adapted fundamental lean concepts from over 70 years ago to software delivery today. We’ll take you down a journey of why organizations have adopted multi-tooling strategies in their value streams and why business intelligence platforms are a must-have requirement. We’ll also explore common synchronization patterns between the world’s most popular and widely used application lifecycle management (ALM) and Agile planning tools. Most importantly, this guide is designed to prompt action within your organization.

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The Value Stream Management Triad: ITSM, QA, and Maintenance

In ConnectALL, Value Stream by Johnathan McGowanLeave a Comment

ConnectALL has helped companies solve simple problems, from synchronizing bugs from Azure DevOps to Micro focus ALM, to much more complex digital transformation efforts involving mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs of business units. With that, our professional services team has helped these companies visualize their tools, people, and processes across those software value streams – while providing actionable recommendations to improve both software delivery speed and quality. Although every organization is unique, we have recorded and documented a common scenario faced by organizations running ServiceNow, Micro Focus ALM, and Atlassian Jira that we will share in this blog post.