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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

In by Jenna PottsLeave a Comment

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 …

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The Misconception: Why Do I Need VSM if I’m Already Implementing Agile?

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July 21, 2022 @ 1PM ET Live from Agile2022 Nashville Organizations not closely familiar with value stream management often may ask: “How does it fit with these other agile approaches we’ve been adopting?” “Why do I need VSM if I’m already implementing Agile?” The answer: VSM, agile, or for that matter DevOps are not mutually exclusive. Principles of agile are baked into VSM, and VSM in many ways represents an extension of the short cycle/fast feedback approach championed in DevOps. Many organizations struggle to apply agile across silos, and others may struggle to determine ways to align agile workflows towards …

Elves Lance Knight and Andrew Fuqua Fix Santa’s Broken Value Stream

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Ever wondered how Santa delivers all those toys overnight to all the children in the world? An elf told us that St Nicholas has a very lean-agile operation going on up at the North Pole, but is that true?

Every factory needs a value stream map and what better one to look at this holiday season than Santa’s workshop. ConnectALL’s Andrew Fuqua and Lance Knight are going to take a trip to the North Pole and sneak into Santa’s workshop to look at the value stream and fix it before Santa arrives. We’ll help Santa accelerate his digital transformation using value stream optimization so that he can deliver all the toys (and coal!) on time.