Connect Conference 2018

As organizations increasingly bet their future on software, and on the success of their digital transformations, we need a new way of thinking about end-to-end software delivery.   Tasktop Connect is a one day conference bringing together leaders of large IT organizations, practitioners, customers, and partners to discuss the best practices, infrastructure, and tools needed to identify bottlenecks, increase innovation velocity, and deliver customer value faster.



Agility, Flow, and the Complex World: The Dream of a Unified Approach to Delivery

Dave West |



Making Connections Visible: How to DeFrag your Value Stream

Dominica DeGrandis | Tasktop


Improving ALM, PPM, and Service Delivery Through a Single Pane of Glass

Jeff Zahorchak | Select Medical



First Line of Defense: How Contractors Can Become Software Factories to Support the DOD

Robin Yeman & Suzette Johnson | Lockheed Martin & Northrop Grumman


Breaking Down the Flow Framework™

Mik Kersten & Carmen DeArdo | Tasktop


Applying the Flow Framework™to Your Value Streams

Carmen DeArdo, Jeff Downs, & Mara Puisite | Tasktop


Making Better Decisions with Flow Metrics

Mik Kersten & Dominica DeGrandis | Tasktop




With the industry’s #1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Through risk-based testing, scriptless end-to-end test automation, and the industry’s most extensive technology support, Tricentis breaks through the barriers experienced with conventional software testing methods. Our innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. To learn more, visit 


Carahsoft drives value to IT manufacturers, resellers, integrators, and consulting partners who are committed to helping governments select the best solution at the best value.


Plutora, the market leader of value stream management solutions for enterprise IT, ensures alignment of software development with business strategy. With correlated metrics from integrated toolchains, Plutora improves speed and quality of application delivery with complete visibility and insight into the entire value stream, guiding continuous improvement through measured outcomes. Learn more at

iRise helps teams define, communicate, and validate software requirements and designs in a visual and interactive way that's far more effective than traditional methods. Our unique approach combines interactive prototyping with inline requirements and user story management, all in one simple, secure cloud platform. 

Melillo Consulting is a technology solutions integrator with over 30 years of experience providing IT expertise to midsize and enterprise companies. We specialize in infrastructure and hybrid data center solutions, IT business performance management and testing, service management, operational intelligence, security solutions, mobility and the software defined data center. Learn more at

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