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 Seguin – looks 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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