Accelerate Digital Transformation by Understanding Value-Added and Non-Value-Added Activities in Software Development and Delivery The definition of digital transformation is “the adoption of digital technology by an organization. Common goals for its implementation are to improve efficiency, value or innovation.” Imagine if you could accelerate this transformation by identifying the value-added and non-value-added work in a software delivery value stream? For example, look at Initech, the company in the classic comedy movie Office Space, and Tom Smykowski’s self-described job description — he takes the specs from the customers and routes them to the software engineers, who lack the “people …
Organizations going through a digital transformation find themselves running into a major roadblock. As they travel this path, they see that disconnection rules the day. Teams are siloed, processes clash, and the tools don’t play nice. It is impossible to succeed in these conditions.
Is your technology team focused on improving flow? Is the central goal of your IT department to deliver a certain number of deploys per year/month/week/day? Then you might be moving rapidly in the wrong direction. While becoming more agile is a great goal to have, if improving software delivery speed is your primary focus, then perhaps you are missing a critical piece of the puzzle. “So wait a minute!” you might be wondering. “If not flow, then what should be our main focus?”
TechStrong Con Now in its second year, TechStrong Con continues to serve as a testament to the ways in which technology can improve human existence. Digital transformation, DevOps, cloud-native and cybersecurity all have played major roles in enabling organizations to move beyond survival mode and offer transformative and experiential services and environments that are shaping the new normal.