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Value Stream Automation = Superior Software Delivery

Published By Patrick Anderson

Automation isn’t a new trend in IT, but its increasing influence continues to dramatically transform business-critical processes including software delivery. In a time where speed and productivity can make the difference between the failure and success of a project – and provide that all-important competitive edge – automation is crucial in vanquishing repetitive tasks that are slow, onerous and susceptible to human error.

The quality of software and the speed with which it can be delivered relies on the real-time flow of information between the people, teams and tools across the lifecycle. That’s why the most successful organizations are prioritizing value stream integration to automate the flow of information across their software lifecycle.

Without value stream automation, stakeholders are forced to use manual means of sharing this information such as exporting data from one tool and importing into another, manually re-keying this information or sharing it during wasteful status meetings. These tasks are time-consuming and a perpetual drain on productivity, as well as undermining the accuracy and quality of the end-product and/or service.

Fortunately, value stream automation eradicates these issues, ensuring the automated flow of information such as artifacts (i.e. defects, user stories, trouble tickets), as well as information from events (such as build features, version control changesets, security scan vulnerabilities and performance monitoring alerts).

By automating the value stream, you create a frictionless flow of information across a unified software development and delivery lifecycle that is seamless and waste-free, helping organizations to increase their teams’ effectiveness and empowering stakeholders by:

  • Automating handoffs across people, teams and tools
  • Providing real-time updates of status, comments, attachments etc.
  • Enhancing collaboration through in-context communication
  • Removing non-value added work, bottlenecks and wasted time
  • Increasing velocity, reduces errors and rework
  • Enabling automated traceability and visibility
  • Enjoying productivity-related savings up to $10 million (based on Tasktop calculations for a 1500-person software development and delivery team)

By integrating your software delivery value stream with Tasktop, you can transform how you plan, build and deliver software. We’ve done this for some of the most successful companies in financial services, healthcare, retail and automotive – including nearly half of the Fortune 100.

Speak to us today to see how you can integrate your value stream, automate the flow information and greatly improve your software delivery capabilities.

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Written by Patrick Anderson

Patrick is Senior Content Manager at Tasktop and oversees the company's content and thought leadership programs. Outside the office, you’ll find him reading, writing, slapping some bass (poorly), rambling in nature and following his English football (soccer) team, West Ham United.