Tasktop Webinars

Tasktop offers free webinars covering a range of topics including Scaled Agile, analytics, value stream integration, product updates and more. Register today for an upcoming Tasktop webinar or watch recordings from our past webinars.

  

 Upcoming Webinars

Customer Insights: 11 IT Tool Integration Patterns to Speed Delivery

February 28, 2018 - 10am Vancouver | 1pm New York | 6pm London

In an analysis of over 300 software delivery organizations we found that high performing IT organizations realize the value of end-to-end process automation beyond the CI/CD pipeline.

Join us to learn:

  • How IT tool integration accelerates enterprise software delivery
  • How to implement 11 popular tool integration patterns
  • Strategies to reach integration maturity through chained integration patterns

We’ll share the results of an analysis of 1,000 tool integrations, including how IT organizations are putting in place sophisticated integration infrastructure layer to automate the flow of work from ideation to production.


 

 Past Webinars

2018 Highlights

Agile Consistency vs. Flexibility: Creating a Culture of Change

By enforcing one specific methodology or tool across teams, organizations hinder their ability to deliver customer value. In this webinar, Steve Adolph, addresses the challenges organizations face when adopting Lean and Agile methodologies and presents a three-element model that enables organizations to create a consistent and flexible culture that motivates practitioners to embrace change for faster delivery of business value.

 

Gene and Mik Summarize Their Favorite Talks from DOES 2017

Join Gene Kim and Mik Kersten as they discuss their favorite talks from DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 and the ways we’ll see the DevOps movement grow in 2018.

Hear how the focus on value stream thinking, the dismantling of the monolith and transformational leadership are shaping the future of DevOps as it permeates throughout the enterprise.

2017

Highlights

Optimizing Innovation: Modular Toolchains that Enable Digital Transformations

Lean practices for software delivery are critical to digital transformation and innovation, and the failure to execute on them opens the door to disruption. Software investment and staffing decisions are made anecdotally, using static and stale slivers of data. But what if we could take an fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of the organization and see the flow of business value in real-time? See evidence of bottlenecks and use them to prioritize IT investment? Join us as we introduce the concept of Value Stream Networks and explain how to create a modular framework enabling end-to-end business value flow, at any scale.

 

How to Optimize Supply Chain Collaboration: The Road to a Unifed Automotive Value Stream

Global leaders from all major industries, especially automotive, require many different teams, departments, and suppliers to develop software products at scale. Not only is there a dizzying combination of companies working on any given project at the same time, but also a complicated mix of toolchains and infrastructures that inhibit effective collaboration. In this webinar, we'll discuss how your organization can boost collaboration between teams, minimize budget and time waste, and ensure fast delivery of high quality software by:

  • Synchronizing system critical data between systems while retaining relationship and context information
  • Unifying a multi-tier development scenario using a single central management platform
  • Ensuring compliance with ISO 26262 using codeBeamer ALM’s preconfigured automotive template.

 

Don't Let Process Hold You Back: Best Practices for Cross-Functional Collaboration

Join Tasktop and GitLab for a webinar discussing how your organization can create better processes that allow individual teams to move fast and be agile, while maintaining effective cross-team collaboration. 

 

Discovering Dark Debt in your Culture

When an organization takes on technical debt unknowingly we call it Dark Debt. While we’ve gotten good at identifying and managing technical debt, Dark Debt of the cultural variety is harder to see. 

Is your IT organization’s culture impacted by:

  • Invisible and unplanned work
  • Late work or low quality work
  • Unclear priorities and wasted effort

If so, you’re likely dealing with unintended consequences of decisions that caused misalignment and a lack of visibility - two common causes of Dark Debt. Join us to learn how to recognize and avoid the causes of Dark Debt so you can start repairing the culture of your organization.

 

The Missing Link for Accelerating DevOps Testing

Testing is often blamed as the enemy of acceleration initiatives—learn how it can evolve into an enabler of “quality at speed.”

Watch this webinar to explore how to make Testing the hub of organizational quality. You’ll learn integration strategies that accelerate testing, increase team productivity, and optimize decision-making across the DevOps pipeline by:

  • Automating the flow of defects, requirements, epics, and test cases across the value stream (Atlassian JIRA, HPE ALM, and Tricentis Tosca)
  • Synchronizing system critical data between systems while retaining relationship and context information
  • Minimizing errors and rework by flowing defects round trip to development for correction

 

The Evolution of Agile Portfolio Management for Scaled Agile Success

From Dev to Ops, all teams within an IT organization should be working towards the same goal -- fast delivery of value to the customer -- and the benefits of Agile can help them get there. But this is not possible with a disconnected toolchain. Agile must impact the whole end-to-end workflow. In this webinar with Leankit, we'll discuss how your organization can enable scaled Agile success by:

  • Aligning team priorities around the common goals of an Agile transformation
  • Increasing visibility of project status and compliance with cross tool traceability and reporting
  • Creating and managing an integrated value stream that can scale to hundreds of projects in minutes

 
Integrate DevOps and ALM Tools to Speed Delivery

Test and build automation are important pieces of your DevOps toolchain, but these tools need to be integrated with your issue trackers and test management in order to optimize your software delivery. Join us for this 30 minute webinar demonstrating how to

  • Create defects in HPE Quality Center automatically when an automated test in Selenium fails
  • Update JIRA issues with build fail/pass information from Jenkins
  • Create visibility and traceability across your value stream with data from all of your tools

Painless DevSecOps: Building Security Into Your DevOps Pipeline

When a security vulnerability is found, your team needs to be able to address it quickly, without having to check and update multiple systems. This 30 minute webinar demonstrates how to:
  • Automate the creation of defects in HPE Quality Center when vulns are detected by WhiteHat Sentinel
  • Improve compliance by providing traceability between vulns and their fixes
  • Enable real-time reporting on status of security vulnerabilities
 

No Tool is an Island: Building DevOps Into Your Business 

IT toolstacks keep growing, with specialized tools that improve the efficiency of the business analysts, developers, testers, and service desk reps involved in the software delivery value stream. The problem is: NOTHING IS FLOWING!Tasktop was no exception. We struggled with the lack of visibility, communication bottlenecks, inefficiencies and waste created by a disconnected toolchain. In this webinar, we’ll describe the problems we faced and how we’ve solved them with relative ease through automation across our value stream.

 

5 Leading Challenges Facing PMOs - And How Agile Program Management Changes The Game

During this webinar, cPrime Agile Coach, Brian Mulconrey, and Tasktop Business Analyst, Rebecca Dobbin, present why leading program and project management officers are learning to love Agile program management because it provides powerful tools for tackling their five leading challenges:
  • Scope Changes – Learn to welcome scope changes even late in a project. Just in time backlog prioritization makes this not only possible but vital for agile program management.
  • Impossible Deadlines – Transform artificial deadlines into continuous flows of value to customers.
  • Poor Communication – Agile development teams transform communication from a task into a daily habit for all team members.
  • Lack of Accountability – Move from “assigning tasks” to an environment where teams eagerly pull tasks and own their commitments to deliver on their sprint plans.
  • Poor Risk Management – Confront risks early AND continuously with program level agile teams dedicated to finding and clearing obstacles to success.
 

Automating Change Request Flow & Traceability Across the Value Stream

With the fast pace of software delivery today, change is the only constant. Organizations are investing in new staff, tools, and processes to drive Agile, DevOps, and ITSM initiatives.The problems that occur are not the changes themselves, but the disconnected nature of the changes. Many organizations are adopting new tools to improve collaboration within the individual disciplines (Agile planning, test automation, change management, etc.). However, the challenges that occur are often in the collaboration between the disciplines and productivity suffers from disconnected tools and poor visibility.Change Requests are a key example of a process spanning multiple disciplines. It is essential to automate the flow of Change Requests and establish traceability with affected artifacts such as requirements, tests, and test results.During this webinar Erik Parow of Tx3 Services and Mara Puisite of Tasktop demonstrate how to:
  • Connect your Lifecycle, DevOps, and Database tools into a unified software delivery value stream.
  • Increase visibility of project status and compliance with cross tool traceability and reporting.
  • Automate the flow and approval of Change Request Change Plans, Implementations, Verifications, and Deployments with Atlassian JIRA, HPE ALM and Tx3 VERA.

 

Getting Visual with Value Stream Integration

Integration is at the heart of value stream improvement. In software, your value stream spans different domains and tools, which makes integration unavoidable. You need a seamless flow of information between people and tools to refine your delivery process.Integration can be complex, but the difficulty is compounded when you cannot see everything that needs to be connected. When you can actually see what’s flowing between systems in a simple, intuitive way, you are well on your way to being able to improve your value stream.In this webinar learn how to:
  • Create a connected value stream by automating artifact flow across your software development and delivery tools
  • Provide value stream visibility to senior leadership with Tasktop’s new Integration Landscape View
  • Easily scale and manage integrations with model-based integration management

 

Quality Automation for Agile and DevOps Transformation Success 

For organizations going through Agile and DevOps transformations, quality automation is crucial. Sharing information between tools is no longer a competitive advantage but an essential part of an efficient value stream. Without quality automation, flowing defects, requirements, test cases, and execution results between tools and collaborating teams can be slow, onerous, and susceptible to human error.In this webinar, Gernot Brandl, Senior Product Manager at Tricentis, and Dr. Tuuli Bell, Partner Account Manager at Tasktop, discuss and demo how quality automation and value stream integration can help organizations with their Agile and DevOps transformations by:
  • Automating the flow of defects, requirements, epics, test cases and other information across the value stream for enhanced traceability and visibility
  • Synchronizing critical data between systems while retaining relationship and context information
  • Minimizing errors and rework by flowing defects from multiple sources round-trip to development

 

Deliver on the Promise of Agile and DevOps Transformations

IT organizations are under continual pressure to develop and deliver high-quality applications – at speed - in order to provide key competitive advantage for their company.
They’ve adopted Agile and DevOps practices. But particularly for large organizations with complex application portfolios or compliance pressures, these practices have yet to fulfill the promise of enhancing an organization’s ability to continually deliver customer value. Agile has improved development and test; and DevOps has streamlined getting code into production. But these advances have been localized improvements; to get to the next step software delivery leaders must take a more holistic approach to improving the entire lifecycle.

In this webinar guest speaker, Forrester Senior Analyst Christopher Condo will present his analysis of practices used in modern application delivery and will describe how creating an integrated value stream can help organizations regain their focus on the delivery of customer value.

 

Break Through Agile Transformation Stagnation

Transformation to Agile at scale typically takes 1-3 years. There is a pattern of adoption that most companies go through that achieves initial gains, but tends to stagnate after the initial improvement.Join Tasktop VP of Industry Strategy, Betty Zakheim, and Net Objectives CEO, Al Shalloway, to learn:
  • The challenges are causing this stagnation
  • Why these challenges are so prevalent after an initial Agile adoption
  • What must be done to solve them
  • We’ll describe a combination of a holistic mindset with practices on value identification and decomposition that aligns teams across the software delivery value stream while providing insights into how to better form trains so they can collaborate more effectively.
  • We’ll show how Value Stream Integration provides the necessary support to enable agile at scale.

 

Transform Software Delivery with Tasktop Integration Hub

We won’t build your software for you, but we will transform *how* you build it, making your software delivery process better and faster.Join us to learn how Tasktop allows your disconnected tools to act harmoniously by automating collaboration, traceability, and visibility from ideation to production, enabling your organization to accelerate its business value delivery.Product Managers Cynthia Mancha and Trevor Bruner do a live demo to show you how Tasktop lets you:
  • connect your Lifecycle, DevOps and Database tools into a unified software delivery toolchain
  • scale to hundreds of projects in a matter of minutes
  • collaborate in context with attachment and comment synchronization

 

What Nobody's Telling You About Agile and DevOps

Everyone is talking about improving software delivery using Agile and DevOps. They've had some success - but the secret nobody is talking about is that it's not really working at enterprise scale.In this webinar, we'll discuss:
  • the common goals of Agile and DevOps transformations
  • how these goals break down at enterprise scale
  • how you can achieve an integrated value stream that will put your transformation back on track.
 2016 Highlights