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Micro Focus Strategic Insights Video Series Episode 1: The Business Imperative for Value Stream Management

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Christopher Condo, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, and Kelly Gundler, ADM Practice Manager at Micro Focus, introduce value stream management and its benefits. 

How do you get the most value out of enterprise software development? We sat down with Christopher Condo, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, to learn about a new approach called value stream management (VSM). In this video, Chris covers the strategic drivers and business benefits of VSM. 

He compares how business organizations and development teams think about software projects. To the business, software is an investment, not just lines of codes. So the data in your portfolio management tool should feature information that both your business leaders and developers can understand. Basing decisions on this data can drive breakthrough results because it measures:

  • Resource load
  • Feature set
  • Cost optimization
  • Waste
  • Risk exposure
  • Quality
  • Time to delivery 

In short, VSM can power a common language that enables engineering and business teams to work better together. 

Chris also explains how many organizations struggle to maximize value delivery despite using a broad array of development tools for DevOps, quality, testing, and release. This challenge makes it tough to compete in today’s dynamic marketplace. 

Finally, you’ll hear about the new Micro Focus ValueEdge VSM platform. This modular, cloud-based solution works with an organization’s existing software toolchain to deliver real-time insight from strategy to delivery. 

Watch the video.


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