How to Choose a Value Stream Management Tool

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“The reality is that delivering technology-based innovation is hard, for multiple reasons but which might be boiled down into one word: complexity,” says Jon Collins, VP of Research at GigaOm, in his recent 2022 GigaOm Radar for Value Stream Management.

Value stream management tools do not eliminate the complexity but they do provide mechanisms to cope with it more effectively to drive strategy and support execution. 

For the second time in a row, Tasktop was named a Leader in the 2022 GigaOm Radar for Value Stream Management, where closer to the middle is better.

The GigaOm Radar report is one of a series of documents that helps IT organizations assess competing solutions in the context of well-defined features and criteria. It provides a forward-looking analysis that plots the relative value and progression of vendor solutions along multiple axes based on strategy and execution. 

The GigaOm Radar for Value Stream Management ranks vendors according to key criteria in the category. Vendors who are placed closer to the center provide more value than those farther away.

Match the Solution to Your Organization’s Size 

According to the report, large enterprises need offerings that can support large and business-critical projects. Optimal solutions for the large enterprise have a strong focus on scalability, flexibility, performance, data services, and features to improve security and data protection. 

Tasktop, who names more than half of the Fortune 100 among its customers, received the highest scores possible for its ability to support large enterprises. 

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A VSM Platform with Use Cases to Support Desired Roles 

According to GigaOm, value stream management tools address three specific types of target audiences within an organization. 

  • Tools designed for business leaders tend to help with making decisions across multiple business units. 
  • Tools designed for technical leaders identify dependencies across teams and when delivery dates will be affected. 
  • Tools for engineering managers tend to be used at the team level on a daily basis, surfacing details about the performance of specific software delivery pipelines. 

Tasktop was the only vendor to receive the highest scores possible on its ability to serve all three identified audiences: business leadership, technical leadership, and engineering management.  

A VSM Platform with Strong Features and Capabilities

If you’re looking to improve how you deliver strategic business value, there are specific features and capabilities you should look for. 

Tasktop’s Radar rankings included the highest scores possible in six categories:

  • Overall ROI/TCO
  • Business-level insights
  • End-to-end value-based management
  • Insight-driven value focus
  • Scalability
  • Solution ecosystem

Learn more in the infographic below, or get the full report for all the details.

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