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.


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 Past Webinars

2020 Highlights

From PMO to VMO: Accelerate your Transformation with Tasktop Viz™

Chris Ruch, SAFe SPCT at Agile Rising and Wendy Flowers, Sr. Value Stream Architect at Tasktop discuss how the Flow Framework® and Tasktop Viz™ can accelerate your project to product transformation by:

  • identifying where work is flowing across your product value streams
  • finding bottlenecks impacting the end-to-end flow of value
  • generating flow metrics to measure value delivery correlated to business results
  • creating a successful VMO implementation roadmap

How to Get Real-Time and Actionable Visibility Into Your Value Streams

Giorgio Leon-Guerrero, Senior Value Stream Architect at Tasktop and Ken France, SAFe Fellow and VP of Scaled Agility at Cprime, share use cases that identify value stream gaps, locate where they are happening, and frame a solution using actionable best practices and Flow Metrics.


Ask Me Anything with Dr. Mik Kersten (October 2020) 

Tasktop CEO, Dr. Mik Kersten answers your burning questions on Flow Metrics, Project to Product and more during this ask me anything (AMA) session now on-demand.


Leveraging Validation Lifecycle Data to Drive Actionable Business Insights

Tasktop Sr. Value Stream Architect, Dan Feminella, Tx3 Services Co-founder and CRO, Eric Toburen, and Merck & Co. Test Tool Specialist, Petr Srajb, discuss how organizations can start making data-driven decisions while maintaining compliance and traceability by:

  • Automating the flow of Computer Systems Validation (CSV) Lifecycle data to eliminate duplicate entry and boost productivity
  • Providing real-time visibility into the health of your product value streams to see how business value is flowing—not just work
  • Generating Flow Metrics to spot bottlenecks and identify opportunities where investment is needed to maximize business results


Unlocking Software-Based Innovation with Value Stream Management

GigaOm analyst, Jon Collins, and Tasktop CPO, Nicole Bryan, present how Value Stream Management can help you address challenges and find the opportunities to master software at scale. In particular, we will discuss:

  • Where the challenges for scaling software delivery originate
  • Key elements for decision-makers looking to respond to increasing demand
  • Starting points for success, across roles and responsibilities, tools and practices
  • Initial steps to assure immediate value and setting a path for the future
  • How VSM techniques combined with Agile and DevOps practices can significantly improve software delivery


Driving Digital Transformation Insights with Value Stream Management

Guest speaker Forrester Principal Analyst, Christopher Condo and Tasktop CEO, Dr. Mik Kersten, discuss how Value Stream Management and Flow Metrics provide the analytics to help organizations better balance workloads, visualize bottlenecks and provide leaders with the data they need to make continuous improvements. 


Catalyze your SAFe® Transformation with Flow Metrics

Icon Agility Enterprise Transformation Coach, Dan James, and Tasktop Senior Value Stream Architect, Lee Reid, discuss 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.
  • Measure end-to-end flow for each value stream and tie it to key business results with Flow Metrics.
  • Use the right visual and semantic language with Product Management to ensure debt and risk mitigation work are not neglected in PI Planning.


7 Must-Have Value Stream Management Capabilities to Maximize ROI

Tasktop Senior Director of Product, Naomi Lurie, and Principal Value Stream Architect, Mara Puisite, demonstrate 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 and more.


Ask Me Anything with Dr. Mik Kersten (July 2020)

Tasktop CEO, Dr. Mik Kersten answers your burning questions on Project to Product, Flow Metrics, business strategy and more during this AMA session now on-demand.


Ask Me Anything with Dr. Mik Kersten (June 2020)

Tasktop CEO, Dr. Mik Kersten answers your burning questions on Flow Metrics, Project to Product and more during this ask me anything (AMA) session now on-demand.


[Panel] Automating Traceability in the Current World of Software Delivery

Customers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and AA Projekts join us to discuss how to achieve end-to-end automated software traceability, show live demonstrations of their success stories, and answer Q&A.


Transitioning from Project To Product to Thrive in the New Normal

Digital Analyst, Best-Selling Author, and Salesforce Global Innovation Evangelist, Brian Solis, joins Tasktop CEO, Dr. Mik Kersten for a webinar on shifting from project to product and how it will help organizations thrive in the Age of Software.


From Factories to Flow: Streamlining Software Delivery at Cubic Corporation

Tasktop CEO, Dr. Mik Kersten interviews Jim Colson, CTO of Cubic Corporation on how their transformation is unfolding and shares lessons learned with others looking to achieve similar results. We cover Cubic’s use of the Flow Framework® along with SAFe® and other industry standards and view some of the flow diagnostics identified by Tasktop Viz, where Cubic was able to accelerate the pace and velocity of delivery.


5G & Beyond: Accelerating Innovation at T-Mobile with the Flow Framework

Join  T-Mobile SVP, Technology, Bryan Fleming and Tasktop CEO, Dr. Mik Kersten for an on-demand webinar on:

  • An overview of how 5G and digital initiatives rely on the need to innovate and reduce time to market.
  • How Tasktop Viz and the Flow Framework enabled T-Mobile to measure end-to-end flow across product value streams to achieve innovation velocity.
  • Learnings from T-Mobile’s stories of finding flow bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement.
  • T-Mobile’s data driven approach to workforce transformation.


How to Drive Maximum Business Value from your IT Investments with the Flow Framework

Join Tasktop Principal Flow Advisor, Carmen DeArdo, and Blueprint CTO, Tony Higgins, for a live webinar on:

  • How to connect business results to the outcomes of IT investments with the Flow Framework.

  • How Flow Metrics can expose bottlenecks and reveal trends on desirable business outcomes.

  • How Blueprint's Storyteller and Tasktop Hub empower the Flow Framework in enterprise application delivery, providing a seamless end-to-end flow of business value.

Enable High-performance and Strategic Capabilities with Flow Metrics

Join Tasktop Flow Framework Engagement Manager, Kristen Biddulph, during this on-demand webinar to learn: 

  • What Flow Metrics are and how they fit into the Flow Framework
  • How Flow Metrics identify constraints and opportunities for improvements
  • How Flow Metrics improve cross-organizational decision making for better business results


2019 Highlights

Calling All PMOs: How to Evolve Your Teams to Manage Work by Product

During this on-demand webinar, Tasktop Principal Flow Advisor, Dominica DeGrandis, covers how and why organizations are transitioning to a product-centric way of working, and how to help teams level-up necessary skills that will drive and support the transformation toward a product-centric operating model.


Flow Metrics: An MRI of your Product Value Streams

During this on-demand webinar, Tasktop Senior Flow Advisor, Laksh Ranganathan, presents how the Flow Framework and Flow Metrics can help organizations make work within product value streams visible and create a data-driven blueprint for scaled success across a portfolio of products. 


When Jira and Confluence Are Not Enough: Optimizing Agile Requirements Management For Enterprise Software Development

Watch this on-demand webinar from Tasktop Senior Value Stream Architect, Tina Dankwart, and Jama Software Senior Solutions Architect, Aaron Perillat to learn:

  • Key development challenges that Requirements Management addresses
  • Why a best-of-breed tool approach is vital to support all stages in the software delivery process

  • How integrating requirements (Jama Connect) with development activities (Jira) enhances transparency and cross-team alignment


Project To Product: How we transitioned to product-aligned value streams

During this webinar, Tasktop VP of Product Development, Nicole Bryan, combines our own journey with the experience of working with our enterprise customers, to paint a clear picture of the cross-organizational challenges in store - and how you can address them by:

  • Adopting a “customer-first” mindset
  • Appointing a Product Value Stream Lead and a Product Manager
  • Implementing the Flow Framework to align the language of IT with the language of the business

Value Stream Architecture: What is it and how can it help

Methodologies such as Agile and DevOps have been adopted to accelerate the time between build to deploy, yet the benefits are often only felt at a localized level (more sprints completed, higher number of deployments etc.) without a tangible link to business outcomes. Enter Value Stream Architecture. Watch our on-demand webinar to learn:

  • The business case for Value Stream Architecture
  • Why your organization needs it in order to scale Agile and DevOps
  • How to architect for end-to-end flow of business value from customer request to delivery and back through the customer feedback loop

Roadmap to M&A Success: How Model-Based Integration Minimizes Disruption and Improves Collaboration Across your Software Teams

With more than two-thirds of M&A transactions failing, there's continuous pressure on IT leaders to pave the way for smooth transitions. When combined, the software delivery teams of both companies can leverage economies of scale and propel enterprise innovation that was previously unattainable. But first, you need to get everyone rowing in the same direction. Learn how Tasktop’s model-based integration provides the flexibility to accommodate organizational changes with minimal disruption to teams.


Why Model-Based Integration is Key for Value Stream Management

Learn why model-based integration is the only way to efficiently synchronize large volumes of sophisticated data across teams and tools, while maintaining integrity and supporting cross-tool reporting.


Why Digitial Transformations are Failing at Scale - Avoid it by Shifting from Project to Product

During this webinar guest speaker, Forrester VP, Principal Analyst, Diego Lo Giudice, and Tasktop CEO, Dr. Mik Kersten, presented their research on why transformations are failing at scale and how a product value stream approach enables organizations to survive and thrive in the age of digital disruption.


How to Integrate Multiple Jira Instances to Improve Collaboration, Visibility, and Reporting

There's no denying that Jira has taken over the developer space and many organizations are taking advantage of the flexibility of Jira by making it their single source of truth for all software delivery teams. If Jira is your single source of truth, it’s easy to believe you don’t need to connect to the rest of your value stream. The truth is, in order to ensure cross-team visibility, traceability and overarching reporting, you don’t need to look past Jira for the need to integrate. Join Senior Value Stream Architect, Mara Puisite to learn why you need to integrate your Jira instances to:

  • Increase collaboration and reduce informal handovers
  • Automate information flow to enable traceability across multiple Jira system
  • Seamlessly accommodate organization change (mergers, acquisitions, reorgs), minimizing team disruptions
  • Centralize fragmented data in a reporting database to identify bottlenecks

Value Stream Management vs Value Stream Mapping: What You Need To Know

The emergence of Value Stream Management (VSM) as a concept applicable to IT signals a change for traditional enterprises in a tech-driven world. Finally, organizations have a digital practice available that is focused on the optimization of business value. By combining the people, processes, and technologies that map, optimize, visualize and control how value flows across software delivery pipeline, these organizations now have an opportunity to level the digital playing field. At the same time, all this talk of value streams and Value Stream Mapping - also acronymized as VSM - is causing some confusion. While the two “VSMs” are different concepts, they are not mutually exclusive. In this webinar, Dominica DeGrandis and Carmen DeArdo will answer questions on how they complement one another, what they are and what they can do.


Future proof your Jira integrations and avoid API change panic

Does the Jira API change leave you vulnerable to disruption? If you’re connecting Jira to the rest of your software delivery toolchain, Atlassian’s new approach to user identification could mean a major headache. What happens to all of the integrations you’ve set up when the API change goes into effect? Join Tasktop to learn more about what’s changing and see how you can keep product-critical data flowing between teams with Value Stream Integration.


Creating Role Model Ladders: An International Women's Day Panel

Gender equality is an essential part of what makes businesses thrive. In STEM industries specifically, women are often underrepresented. The void of female role models is like missing rungs on a ladder - only the very brave will dare climb higher with no support. Watch this on-demand International Women’s Day panel discussion to hear how we can create a more gender-balanced world and the concrete steps organizations can make to take action.


How Measuring Defect Detection Percentage (DDP) Improves Regression Test Coverage

In this webinar hosted by Software Test Professionals, Tasktop Sr. Solutions Architect, Matt Angerer, will discuss the fundamentals to calculating how effective your team is at finding bugs in your software. Using ServiceNow and Micro Focus ALM to demonstrate, he’ll show you how to automate the flow of information between your ALM and ITSM tools to monitor DDP in real time.

Project To Product: Connecting IT to the Business with the Flow Framework

Mastering large-scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the 21st century, just as the mastery of mass production defined the landscape in the 20th. Unfortunately, business and technology leaders are woefully ill-equipped for the Age of Software because they are using management paradigms from past technological revolutions. While technologists adopting DevOps and Agile have already made the transition, the gap between modern technical practices and the business has only widened in the process. A new approach is needed.

During this webinar hosted by SD Times, Dr. Mik Kersten will present the Flow Framework – a new approach to software delivery spanning the language of the business with the language of technology and enables the transition from project to product.

Flow Metrics: What They Are & Why You Need Them

To visualize and optimize the business value of your software delivery, you need to find a way to measure business outcomes. To do that, we need flow metrics. During this webinar, Dominica DeGrandis presents five key flow metrics that reveal trends on desirable business outcomes – such as faster time-to-market, responsiveness to customers, and predictable release timeframes – and explains how to implement them to measure and improve the impact and value of software products on your business.


What is Value Stream Management and why do you need it?

Agile has provided a framework for shortening iterations and adapting to ever changing requirements.  DevOps established practices for automating the software delivery pipeline. While these methods are becoming standard practices in building software, scaling these concepts is problematic.  That’s where Value Stream Management (VSM) comes in.

Watch this on-demand webinar with Tasktop Senior VSM Strategist, Carmen DeArdo, to learn:

  • What is Value Stream Management and why you need it
  • How to architect your delivery pipeline for end-to-end flow and delivery speed
  • Why moving from a project to product approach is critical to survive in the age of digital disruption








 2016 Highlights



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