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Flow Framework Catalyst

Announcing the Flow Framework™ Catalyst

Since publishing Project to Product at the end of 2018, one of my biggest frustrations has been seeing organizations investing….. Read More

Tasktop COVID-19 Blog

COVID-19 Triggered the Turning Point

The pandemic affects everyone. Understanding previous technological revolutions will focus your digital strategy and help you…. Read More

Tasktop Viz Launched, Conquering the Cost of Delay 

At Tasktop, our mission is to help enterprises and governments catalyze the shift from Project to Product, enabling them to….. Read More

Announcing the Project to Product Podcast: Mik + One

Since the publication of Project to Product a year ago, it has been wonderful to witness the impact that the….. Read More

The Unicorn Project Review: Finding Flow with the Five Ideals 

A year ago Gene Kim and I were sitting at a bar in Detroit, discussing the Gemba Walk that we….. Read More

Reflections from a Year of Project to Product

Today marks one year since Project to Product was published. The book details my journey from empathizing with the frustrations….. Read More

Measuring What Matters in Software Delivery: The Tasktop Viz Story

Scientific and technological revolutions have been catalyzed by breakthroughs in measurement.  From Galileo’s telescope to tunneling electron microscopes, innovations in….. Read More

What Software Needs to Learn from Physical Product Delivery

In the Age of Mass Production, which began at the turn of the 20th century, we witnessed engineering organizations master….. Read More

Why we need a shared understanding of technical debt

Helping business leaders and technologists to speak the same language is a key purpose of Project to Product and the goal of the….. Read More

Introducing the Value Stream Architect

To enable your teams to build great software, start by identifying and empowering your Value Stream Architect. The Age of….. Read More

Five Predictions for the next Decade of Software Delivery

Throughout this series of articles, I have been exploring the state of the practice in DevOps, summarizing recent trends in….. Read More

Project To Product, Software, And Safety: Getting In The Same Plane

This blog was originally posted on the IT Revolution blog on December 18, 2018. Project to Product tells a story of what we….. Read More

Project To Product: From Stories To Scenius

This blog was originally posted on the IT Revolution blog on November 19, 2018. We learn through stories—either through our own or….. Read More

Social Mission of Project to Product

The back cover of the Project to Product book states that: “All author royalties will be donated to the P2P….. Read More

Project to Product: What Flows through a Software Value Stream?

Throughout this series of articles I’ve explored how we need to bring the same rigour to architecting our software delivery….. Read More

Tasktop Connect 2018: Tools for the Turning Point

My mission is to help organizations survive the Turning Point of the Age of Software, during which those who do….. Read More

Project to Product: Mining the Ground Truth of Enterprise Toolchains

To learn more about what works and what doesn’t in large-scale DevOps and agile deployments, we need data. The problem….. Read More

Project to Product: A Cambrian Explosion of DevOps Tools

Any discussion of how to scale the benefits of DevOps invariably lands on tools. The planning, tracking, automation, and management….. Read More

Project to Product: The end of the manufacturing line analogy

I recently visited the BMW Group’s Leipzig plant. My goal was to brainstorm with BMW Group IT leaders on how….. Read More

Project to Product: Value Stream Architecture

The launch of my upcoming book, Project to Product (pre-order here), will be on October 20th, and I’ll be previewing….. Read More