The value stream management (VSM) market continues to grow at an exponential rate as enterprises recognize that they need to deliver higher quality software faster to compete in today’s world. Last week, a new research paper by GigaOm analyst, Jon Collins, named Tasktop as a leader in value stream management in software delivery. Acknowledging the myriad challenges posed by existing development processes and disconnected toolchains in scaling software innovation, the GigaOm Radar for Value Stream Management report provides further guidance on the necessary capabilities to successfully adopt this critical practice required to be successful in the Age of Software.
Following the recent leadership positions in both the Forrester New Wave™Value Stream Management Solutions, Q3 2020 and Research In Action Vendor Selection Matrix™ Report – Value Stream Management: The Top Global Vendors 2020 reports on the field, I am extremely proud of the work that the entire Tasktop team has done to be recognized as a leader by GigaOm. Tasktop is the only vendor to be named as a leader in all three of the analyst reports on VSM that have been published in the last three months.
This accomplishment is largely a result of our unique approach, created by Dr. Mik Kersten in his bestselling book Project to Product. Our perspective on VSM has been built on two decades of software delivery experience working with the most impactful organizations, with the Flow Framework® and Flow Metrics now considered best practice to execute and guide a VSM journey. The pioneering measurement paradigm provides the industry with visibility for leadership with actionable metrics for teams, closing the feedback loop between IT and the business.
Value Stream Management is a practice that focuses on increasing the flow of business value from customer request to customer delivery. Its systematic approach to measuring and improving end-to-end flow helps organizations shorten time-to-market, increase throughput, improve product quality and optimize for business outcomes.
Best-in-Class in Connecting Software with the Business
It’s a testament to our tireless work that in the report, Tasktop has been named as the leader in innovation, maturity and feature play, with Planview Viz™ highlighted for offering best-in-class capabilities to align software development with the business. Highlighting the ROI potential of VSM, Jon outlines that it’s crucial that enterprises ask themselves what problems they want to solve next and what opportunities they can capitalize on to be more effective.
With Agile and DevOps now table stakes for accelerating the development and delivery of software products, VSM focuses on accelerating end-to-end business value from customer request to operation. Facing rapid adoption by enterprises and other large-scale organizations, VSM can become a core differentiator in supercharging market response and adaptability in a digital-first world.
The foundation of any VSM solution, the GigaOm report emphasizes, is visibility to enable better measurement and management of value streams. Tasktop is highlighted for its ability to connect toolsets to provide a comprehensive end-to-end view into the flow of work that creates and protects business value. As well as receiving full marks as an enterprise-grade SaaS solution, Tasktop was top-rated for:
- Decision Dashboards
- Value-based Measurement
- Value Stream Portfolios
- Mapping and Modeling Management
- Flexibility and Usability
- Solution Ecosystem
- Overall ROI/TCO
No Disruption to the Way You Work
The report also discusses Tasktop’s pure play, standalone VSM platform’s ability to overlay existing tools to support an organization with its operational consistency and stability against an ever-changing software environment. Other notable mentions include Tasktop’s capability to gather real-time data from multiple tools to create value-based metrics for management and other decision-makers.
Tasktop does not ask customers to change their methodologies, processes, tools or people, making our platform super easy to adopt. The real-time value stream analytics provide immediate and quantifiable improvements to the process of delivering software from end-to-end to continuously meet business outcomes sooner and better. Business and IT leaders now have a common vocabulary to make data-driven decisions with holistic, accurate and up-to-date metrics, as well as the flexibility to create best-of-breed toolchains with seamless workflows that maximize efficiency.
Click on the GigaOm radar below to download a complimentary copy and learn why Tasktop was given the highest possible scores in nine criteria, including overall ROI and total cost of ownership:
Sign up for a VSM workshop
We offer highly-interactive VSM workshops with our value stream experts. These sessions help you to use Flow Metrics to improve your value stream efficiency and cost of deployment to maximize business ROI. You too can reap the remarkable benefits that Tasktop’s customers are experiencing with out-of-the-box Flow Metrics, such as:
- A healthcare leader doubled its feature Flow Velocity, introducing new business capabilities faster than ever
- A telecom giant was able to change its outsourcing strategy and renegotiate better terms with its managed service partners
- An online investment firm discovered the system bottleneck impeding digital channel innovation and began working to dismantle it
- IT and business consulting firm CGI unlocked capacity equivalent to over 7,500 days per year
Chat to our friendly team today about these sessions to kickstart or catalyze your VSM journey.