Passage du projet au produit

In the bestselling book Project to Product, Planview CTO Dr. Mik Kersten introduces leaders to the missing framework needed to create a Value Stream Network — the technology equivalent of an advanced manufacturing line that comprises thousands of IT professionals.

Standing on Shoulders: A Leader’s Guide To Digital Transformation Wins DevOps Book of The Year

DevOps.com has announced the honorees for the 2020 DevOps Dozen² Awards, with Carmen DeArdo—with co-author Jack Maher—winning DevOps Book of Year for their collaboration on Standing on Shoulders: A Leader’s Guide to Digital Transformation. We’re delighted to see Carmen follow in the footsteps of fellow Tasktopians Dominica DeGrandis (Making Work Visible) and Dr. Mik Kersten...

What Evolutionary Biology Can Teach Us About Moving From Project to Product

Humans are biologically programmed to mistrust anything that deviates from the status quo. This trait has protected and propagated our existence for centuries. It’s why change is hard, even when backed up by solid reasoning and research, because it challenges norms that have been in place for decades.  Take the COVID-19 crisis, for example. There...

Code on the Road: BMW’s Global Value Stream Management (VSM) Journey

At the recent Forrester Technology & Innovation Global Summit, René Te-Strote—Senior Project Lead of the BMW IT Group—spoke with our CEO and founder, Dr. Mik Kersten, about BMW’s ongoing transformation in the Age of Software. Expanding on the significant role that virtual product development plays in modern automotive manufacturing, René and Mik discussed how value...

The Flow Institute: The First Online Community for Value Stream Management (VSM)

Adapting to the undefined market conditions of the Novel Economy. Serving customers and supporting employees in a digital-first world. Finding your feet amid a whirlwind of voices and opinions. Knowing where to cast your net in a vast sea of data. Maximizing ROI from delicate budgets. Keeping up with and comprehending ongoing transformations and initiatives....

A Compass to Guide Your Project to Product Journey

Why do we need a compass in real life? To make sure we don’t waste time, energy and resources going in the wrong direction, or worse, getting lost and never reaching our destination. What does transitioning from project to product really mean? It’s about IT organizations moving from a temporary view of managing initiatives to...

Output-based OKR vs Outcome-based OKR for a Product Organization

Most companies are trying to adopt an OKR-based business model, but some of us might have experienced that this is not easy at all.  It is very tempting to divert your attention (and business strategy) to close a new sparkling deal that has come in. Quite often, businesses (and thus the product organization) decide to...

The Digital Disruption of Digital Transformation

If there are two people who truly understand how Fortune 100 companies can become more adaptive and responsive in the Novel Economy, it’s Brian Solis (Global Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce) and our CEO and founder, Dr. Mik Kersten. In a recent webinar, the bestselling authors discussed what you can do to support the health and happiness...

Need for Speed: Cubic’s Journey with Planview Viz™ and Flow Metrics

“I feel the need — the need for speed” – Peter “Maverick” Mitchell  Just like the sky-soaring heroes of Top Gun, Cubic has only one speed — fast. It’s why the company has racked up so many industry firsts across transportation, defense and beyond. The first electronic stadium scoreboard in the U.S. The first geodetic...