Why You Must Understand Value-Added and Non-Value-Added Work to Accelerate Your Digital Transformation

The world of software is moving faster than ever before. In pursuit of speed, IT organizations often undergo radical digital transformations to try and keep up. But unfortunately it is common that these transformation efforts either fail outright or simply fall short of their goals. One reason for potential failure is an invisible force that can stymie any organization's best-laid plans: waste. And waste is particularly present among non-value-added activities. Unlike in manufacturing, where you can walk up and down the line and see physical components and visually track progress, it is not obvious where waste lurks in your software ...

WORKSHOP: Accelerate Software Delivery With Value Stream Mapping

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August 10, 2022 @ 1PM ET Have you ever played pin the tail on the donkey? The premise of this children's game seems simple enough: Use a thumbtack to attach a paper tail to a picture of a donkey. So what makes this game challenging? The blindfold. It becomes nearly impossible to pinpoint the right place for the tail when the participant can no longer see. Your software delivery process works (or doesn't) in a similar way. Unlike on a factory floor where you can physically see the machinery at work, the process to build software is often invisible. Because ...

How Automating with VSM Unifies Disparate Teams

How Automating with VSM Unifies Disparate Teams We as an industry cannot afford to ignore the dangers of siloed software delivery. The cost of a siloed workforce is staggering, resulting in project delays, declining software quality, and a disconnect from the original project intent. And with the widespread shift to remote work, these silos have become more entrenched than ever. How can we begin to address the problem? Join ConnectALL’s Lance Knight (President and COO) and Norman Miglietta (SVP of Marketing) as they sit down with David Rubinstein in the latest SD Times Microwebinar to discuss how automation with value ...

Accelerate Your Agile Processes by Automating Workflows and Letting PPM Tools Interoperate

One of the biggest challenges that Agile managers face is the lack of visibility into their projects, portfolios and programs. When you connect your PPM tools and let them interoperate, you enable project managers, program managers, portfolio managers, or project stakeholders to view real-time status and progress of agile projects. In this webinar, we will show you how you can create an all-in-one system for PPM when you connect Jira and Rally Software. It helps couple product management, development and QA teams bringing in visibility, improved coordination and a seamless product delivery process. We will show you how with a ...

You’ve Heard What Value Stream Management Isn’t. Now Hear the Truth About What It Is.

At ConnectALL, we have discussed ad nauseum what value stream management isn't.  We've told you that it is NOT a tool, NOT a feature, and NOT a map. It isn't a person, it isn't a platform, and it isn't a set of metrics. Agile? DevOps? Also not value stream management. But what is less clear in our industry is a concrete definition of what value stream management actually is. It's time to draw our line in the sand. We are going to push aside the squishiness that often accompanies this topic and plant our flag on what we believe is ...

Accelerate Your Agile Processes by Automating Workflows and Letting PPM Tools Interoperate

One of the biggest challenges that Agile managers face is the lack of visibility into their projects, portfolios and programs. When you connect your PPM tools and let them interoperate, you enable project managers, program managers, portfolio managers, or project stakeholders to view real-time status and progress of agile projects. In this webinar, we will show you how you can create an all-in-one system for PPM when you connect Jira and Rally Software. It helps couple product management, development and QA teams bringing in visibility, improved coordination and a seamless product delivery process. We will show you how with a ...

Six Ways Tool Integration Dramatically Improves Test Management Processes and QA

Now, I got no fight with any man who does what he's told, but when he don't, the machine breaks down. And when the machine breaks down, we break down. And I ain't gonna allow that in any of you. Not one. — Sgt Barnes, Platoon (1986) In our world of software delivery, machine breakdowns include tools and systems not integrating and interoperating, people not communicating, and the resultant defects that occur in the application under test. And the reality is that we do face communication breakdowns that impact the productivity and quality of everything we create. We assume that ...

Simplify Change Request Management: Supercharge Agile by Connecting SAP Solution Manager and Jira

Are you currently using manual steps to manage what changes move to your production environment? If so, then you are most likely adding layers of waste to your change management process. At the same time, it is also important that you are staying in compliance with your internal governance processes. So how can you make your software delivery more agile while maintaining the important processes managed within your SAP environment? In this webinar, we will show you how connecting Jira and SAP Solution Manager will help you control your change management process. By automating the change management process in this ...

Speed Without Limits: How VSM and Tool Integrations Help Regulated Industry Leaders Speed Up Software Delivery

Have you ever found yourself thinking something like this? "These new methods of software delivery won't work in my industry. We're just too regulated to do things that way." As software delivery methods like Agile and DevOps continue to rise in popularity, and lean practices like Value Stream Management are implemented to accelerate it, you may find yourself feeling left behind due to the nature of your industry. These new approaches may work for flashier industries like tech or retail, but what about those of us who are in more tightly regulated fields? There are strict regulations in spaces like ...

How to Facilitate Development Team Collaboration in Minutes by Connecting Jira and Azure DevOps

Almost everyone has experienced delays between the different stages of your software delivery. Everyone just takes these delays to be part of the process, But it's the length and cause of the delays that are the real issues. What causes these delays? The software delivery process is done in various step by teams using tools, mostly designed for their specific needs. Any transition requires a handoff, which at best creates wasted time in the process and at worst can cause major issues if something isn't communicated properly. As any fan of (American) football know, wherever there's a handoff, there's a ...