Tasktop Named as a Leader in Value Stream Management by Independent Research Firm

Received Highest Scores Possible in VSM Solution Model, Product Vision and Performance Criteria

VANCOUVER, BC, July 15, 2020 – Tasktop, a company leading the creation and definition of value stream management (VSM) solutions, today announced that it was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in its 2020 Forrester Wave™ evaluation, “The Forrester Wave™: Value Stream Management Solutions, Q3 2020.” In this evaluation, Tasktop was cited as a Leader in Value Stream Management.

In this evaluation, Tasktop’s top scores were in the VSM Solution Model, Product Vision and Performance criteria.

According to Forrester’s evaluation, “Tasktop’s innovative dashboard and flow metrics wins customers over. Tasktop Viz is a new offering since our last evaluation. Its dashboard is engaging and provides value stream insight and visibility at a glance, enabling users to uncover areas of waste and create plans that target improvement. In addition to Flow Metrics, [Tasktop] Viz featured strong and differentiating what-if predictive analytics to enable planners and leaders to experiment with different models before putting plans into motion.”

Forrester principal analyst and report author Christopher Condo also cited that “Customer references had very positive comments regarding Flow Metrics, with one customer noting that using Viz elevated its approach to VSM to truly focus on delivering outcomes.”

The report goes on to specify that “Clients that are shifting from a project-led to a product-led methodology and shifting their focus to outcomes should strongly consider Tasktop Viz.”

Tasktop Viz is a VSM platform that provides real-time visibility of software product value streams and actionable insights into obstacles impeding business value delivery. It implements the Flow Framework®, Tasktop's unique and prescriptive solution for connecting Agile and DevOps to the business, created by Tasktop Founder Dr. Mik Kersten.

“We are thrilled to have Tasktop recognized as a Leader by Forrester in VSM,” said Kersten. “Creating the Flow Framework involved collecting and understanding the value stream data of hundreds of organizations. We have been able to leverage those learnings to create an entirely new kind of VSM platform that allows large and complex organizations to start implementing the Flow Framework in a matter of days. The Flow FabricTM that Tasktop builds on ensures that you can be up and running regardless of your current or future tools and processes. Through Tasktop's no-code do-it-yourself modeling, business owners and tech managers can create actionable, product-specific dashboards in just a few clicks and get value from day one. We have been thrilled to see the very rapid adoption of Tasktop, and by how core it has become to measuring and managing the largest and most complex digital transformations.”

“We’re delighted to see our strategic partner Tasktop recognized by Forrester,” said Greg Gilmore, Planview CEO. “As Planview customers and, ultimately, the market shift toward a product-centric approach, Tasktop will continue to be a key partner for us in helping organizations at all stages of Agile transformation evolve how they connect strategy to delivery. Whether linking strategic portfolios to products, programs or Agile teams, we are united in giving all organizations a way to recognize the value of true business agility. Congratulations to the Tasktop team.”


Webinar, July 16, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT, 8 a.m. PDT:Ask Me Anything with Dr. Mik Kersten. The rate of digital disruption is accelerating, and there are many questions about how to navigate the way forward, among them: How do I start transitioning to product value streams? What should I be measuring to track business value delivery? How do we give the software delivery organization a louder voice in business strategy? Join Tasktop CEO Dr. Mik Kersten for a live, ask me anything (AMA) session. Bring your burning questions. Mik will bring his best answers.

Webinar, July 30, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT, 8 a.m. PDT:Seven Must-Have Value Stream Management Capabilities. Join Tasktop Senior Director of Product Naomi Lurie and Principal Value Stream Architect Mara Puisite for a live webinar demonstrating how your organization can maximize business ROI with VSM and Flow Metrics by measuring the rate of value delivery across software products and services, capturing actionable insights into the bottlenecks impeding business value delivery, providing a unified executive view of software delivery productivity and its correlation to business results like growth and more.

Webinar, August 12, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT, 8 a.m. PDT:Catalyze your SAFe® Transformation with Flow Metrics. During this webinar, Icon Agility Enterprise Agile & DevOps Transformation Coach Dan James, and Tasktop Senior Value Stream Architect Lee Reid will show attendees how to enable real-time visibility into the health of your product value streams with live value stream visualization of your software portfolio; find the bottlenecks impacting the end-to-end flow of value and focus investments where they’ll truly make a difference, and more.

On Demand T-Mobile Webinar:5G & Beyond: Accelerating Innovation at T-Mobile with the Flow Framework. Join T-Mobile Senior Vice President of Technology Bryan Fleming and Tasktop CEO Dr. Mik Kersten as they discuss how T-Mobile is using Tasktop Viz to change the way it builds to innovate and reduce time to market.

The Buyer’s Guide for Value Stream Management and Flow Metrics: In this guide, you’ll learn how to select the right VSM solution for your software delivery organization so you can improve velocity and time-to-market.

About Tasktop

Tasktop’s value stream management platform enables enterprises to master software at scale. Leading brands, including half of the Fortune 100, use Tasktop to provide real-time visibility into the health of product value streams, allowing them to make better decisions and align with business goals. Tasktop plugs into existing tools and overlays the end-to-end value stream to provide the abstractions, automations, visualizations and forensics needed to practice value stream management on a daily basis.


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