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From Measuring Pipelines to Measuring Outcomes

Many large-scale enterprises have adopted DevOps practices, but few of them realize substantial gains in efficiency and profitability. We’ve analyzed over fifteen hundred value streams and seen time and again that engineering teams are rarely the bottleneck or the root cause of bottlenecks.

Enterprises that use Tasktop are measuring beyond engineering teams and pipelines through the end-to-end delivery processes that begin with the business and end with delighted customers, so you can drive change and investment to the places where things are always stuck. Whether waiting for funding, approval, analysis, design, dependencies, testing, certification, or release — if there are parts of your process or organizational design where you’re struggling to drive change, we can help.

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Tasktop’s customers use the visibility and insights from our solution to drive lasting improvements to culture, alignment, and collaboration in order to put desired business outcomes within reach.

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Bank of New Zealand
Best Buy
HSBC
Kaiser Permanente
Jaguar Land Rover
Stellantis
T-MobileT-Mobile
TUI Group

Enable a collaborative culture

Business leaders and technical teams are united by the same goals

Increase efficiency across teams

Bottlenecks are identified and each team is allotted appropriate resources

Retain top talent

Employees are happier and maintain a manageable cognitive load

Invest Where It Counts

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Invest Where It Counts

Did you know that less than 10% of the product development process is spent within the Agile teams? Not realizing that the bottlenecks lie elsewhere, companies pour resources into engineering teams and are understandably frustrated when these investments yield little to no returns. Once code is complete, it can wait another three months for release or UAT due to under-resourced DevOps and platform teams.

To speed up value delivery, companies need to look at the whole value stream, from the moment someone has an idea to the moment that value is delivered to the customer. Tasktop’s solution provides a bird’s eye view of end-to-end DevOps processes, including product and process dependencies that too often make delivery slow and unpredictable.

Our platform lets you:

  • Visualize the flow of work through your value streams
  • Find bottlenecks at the click of a button
  • Model the impact of potential investments

Make data-driven decisions to target weaknesses in your value streams and get the greatest return on your investment. With the right information, the case for investing can be made clear.

Optimize Collaboration Models and Transform Culture

The Flow Framework® and Team Topologies

The Team Topologies approach has taken off as the best way to organize product value streams. In Team Topologies, team composition, size, and scope are based on the team’s collective cognitive capacity, so that, ideally, no team becomes overloaded. It’s important to measure and monitor a team’s cognitive load, but in practice this is difficult – the siloed metrics available in most tools can’t give businesses all the information they need.

This is where Tasktop comes in. Our solution provides a mechanism for measuring improvement and getting real-time feedback on changes to organizational design. Moreover, our metrics and insights let leaders know when teams are soon to be overloaded, so that preventative action can be taken. We measure cognitive load, engagement, and happiness so that businesses can optimize team composition. While Team Topologies provides the blueprint for organizational structure, Tasktop’s implementation of the Flow Framework drives a culture of continuous, focused improvement.

Learn how the Flow Framework and Team Topologies dovetail by reviewing the Mik+One podcast episode with Manuel Pais or reading more on our blog.

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Aligning Business and IT with an Outcome-based Perspective

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Aligning Business and IT with an Outcome-based Perspective

The need for collaboration and a shared understanding of priorities extends beyond development and operations teams. Even when the DevOps pipeline is efficient and collaborative, the disconnect between technical teams and business owners can breed resentment and frustration, leading to an us-vs.-them culture that negatively impacts employee happiness and retention.

For enterprises seeking to change this reality by shifting from project to product, OKRs can be a great tool to connect business and technology and measure incremental progress. Combined with value stream management, OKRs can be used to reverse the problems created by inefficient delivery processes, excessive technical debt, and overloaded teams.

Tasktop Viz® measures the ability to execute effectively, as determined by the speed, quality, and efficiency of flow through end-to-end value streams that stretch from customer need to business outcome. Specific OKRs to improve flow are just as important as OKRs to improve financial results. Read more in our blog.

Maximize the Potential of Human Capital with Integrated Value Streams

Never has there been greater pressure to deliver more with fixed capacity. Yet the daily overhead and inefficiencies that riddle IT workflows are costing organizations tens of millions of dollars in lost productivity and poor customer experiences.

Integrated value streams put these outdated practices into the past, where they belong. The world’s largest technology organizations use Tasktop to boost efficiency, accelerate delivery, and shorten resolution times by automating cross-tool updates and synchronization. Tasktop Hub creates seamless interoperability between the tools your organization uses for planning, engineering, testing and product support and effortlessly keeps everyone on the same page.

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