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Data Integration

Data Integration 101: Using Metrics To Show Cross-Team Value

Data has become one of the most prized assets in a software delivery process. We can safely claim it to be the lifeline of any operation…

flow metrics

Using Flow Metrics to Measure Value Streams

IT administrators are under enormous pressure to bring software to market in a fast and cost-effective manner. To meet these objectives, IT departments often collect a…

Cuumulative flow

A Product Manager’s Guide to Reading Cumulative Flow

The role of a product manager can be overly taxing if core responsibilities are left to chance. This is exactly the reason that a cumulative flow…

Lead Time vs. Cycle Time: What's the Difference?

Lead Time vs. Cycle Time: What’s the Difference?

A key part of effective agile software team leadership is focusing on the right metrics. There are lots of behaviors that you can measure, but knowing…

VSM tools

The Top Value Stream Management Tools

We’re here to talk about value stream management. More specifically, we’ll cover the top value stream management tools that should be on your radar. If you…

SDLC Agile

What Is the Agile SDLC Model? A Detailed Overview

This post is an overview answering a single question: What is the agile SDLC model? You may also be wondering how it works and why you…

change control process

Change Control Process: An Overview and Three Concrete Steps

Nothing ever goes as planned. A statement most project managers hate to hear, yet sometimes it’s true even for projects that seem too easy to fail….

RAG status

RAG Status and Its Crucial Role in Organizational Leadership

The RAG status of a project or any of its milestones is the level at which resources, like money, time, and talent affect its expected success….

VMs vs Containers

Containers vs Virtual Machines (VMs): A Detailed Comparison

While containers and virtual machines have a lot in common, they’re not the same thing. Each one has distinct advantages and disadvantages. You want to make…

KPIs and Metrics: The Difference and How To Use Both

If you’re involved in business intelligence, business analytics, or project management, you’ve probably heard terms like KPIs and metrics thrown around the office. In fact, if…

Time to Value

Understanding, Measuring and Improving Time To Value (TTV)

The aim of every business, product, or service is to provide value to its customers. The business value refers to the benefits or unique selling propositions…

Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management: The Battle-Tested Field Guide

Software projects differ from projects in other engineering disciplines. For instance, if you think about a construction project that’s late and off schedule, you’ll (rightfully) think…