New Forrester New Wave™ report cites Tasktop as a strong performer in Value Stream Management

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Following on from April 2018’s Forrester report that concluded the “time is now” for Value Stream Management, a new report – The Forrester New Wave™: Value Stream Management Tools, Q3 2018 by Christopher Condo and Bill Seguinlooks into the capabilities and strategies of 13 of the most significant vendors in the Value Stream Management (VSM) market, including Tasktop and 7 of our partners.

“VSM is an emerging tool category that connects an organization’s business to its software delivery capability. VSM tools provide multiple roles — product managers, developers, QA, and release managers — a view into planning, health indicators, and analytics, helping them collaborate more effectively to reduce waste and focus on work that delivers value to the customer and the business.” – The Forrester New Wave™: Value Stream Management Tools, Forrester Research, Inc., August 6, 2018

We believe that the report acknowledges that all vendors share elements of Forrester’s vision for VSM:

“To unify end-to-end visibility of software development; unify the capture of data, events, and artifacts within the process; define and visualize key performance indicators (KPIs) that are meaningful to the business; govern the processes with reusable templates; and provide an inclusive customer experience (CX) that allows multiple roles to collaborate and deliver more value than they would working on siloed teams.” – The Forrester New Wave™: Value Stream Management Tools, Forrester Research, Inc., August 6, 2018

With software delivery becoming a major priority for organizations, tool vendors are responding to market demand from customers for better transparency into their software delivery process. As a company that has been expounding the need for a complete end-to-end view of how work and value flows across the software delivery value stream, Forrester’s assessment is music to our ears.

The methodology behind The Forrester New Wave

The Forrester New Wave™ differs from the traditional Forrester Wave™ in that it only evaluates emerging technologies, basing its analysis on a 10-criteria survey – analytics, common data model, governance, integration, mapping, value measurement, visualization, vision, road map and market approach – and a 2-hour briefing with each vendor.

The analysis groups the 10-criteria into current offering and strategy, as well as market presence. Each vendor has:

  • An annual VSM product revenue over $5 million
  • A cohesive VSM solution
  • Forrester inquiry experience and feedback from vendor client base

Tasktop – a strong VSM performer and visionary

In terms of the evaluation criteria, Tasktop’s differentiators were integration, vision, road map, market approach and common data model. In addition, Forrester noted that:

Tasktop is a best fit for companies that want a best-of-breed DevOps stack. Tasktop aims to integrate and coordinate value streams across your DevOps stack from ideation to production, but it will leave domain-specific work to other specialized tools.

What Tasktop’s customer have to say

“Tasktop’s customers praised its ability to give them a lens into their software development processes and provide transparency into their process flow.” – The Forrester New Wave™: Value Stream Management Tools, Forrester Research, Inc., August 6, 2018

“If I only had a point-to-point interface it would be a mess. Tasktop can standardize inputs and offer functional flexibility.” – Customer reference quote in The Forrester New Wave™: Value Stream Management Tools, Forrester Research, Inc., August 6, 2018

“Tasktop’s visual format lets you see flowing artifacts.” – Customer reference quote in The Forrester New Wave™: Value Stream Management Tools, Forrester Research, Inc., August 6, 2018

Download the report

Tasktop is making that report available to interested parties at no cost – you can download it by clicking on the graphic below:

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