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    August 29, 2023

    Enhancing Team Performance Through ValueOps Value Stream Management

    A Holistic Approach to Metrics Integration

    The foundation of improving team performance lies in comprehending the metrics that shape not only your role, but also those of your colleagues across departments. While your own critical metrics might be ingrained due to performance evaluations or incentives, it's equally essential to understand how your peers' success is gauged. Are your goals aligned or in competition?

    These considerations, although often overlooked amidst daily responsibilities, bear immense significance. The intricately intertwined nature of jobs means that your achievements rely on others, just as theirs rely on your contributions.

    In this context, key data comprise metrics crucial for assessing product delivery initiatives and making informed decisions regarding future performance and value. This holistic perspective includes metrics pertinent to your colleagues as well.

    Teams, whether in sports, music, or IT, consist of individuals with distinct roles and objectives. Recognizing and valuing these roles forms the bedrock of successful collaboration. While your concerns might revolve around Agile principles, your peers in the production or DevOps teams are likely engrossed in different topics.

    Agile team focus:

    • Ensuring the team has adequate resources for efficient work
    • Meeting release commitments
    • Managing work in progress (WIP)
    • Identifying and resolving process issues
    • Evaluating code testability, flexibility, and maintainability
    • Addressing technical debt

    Production team focus:

    • Timely resolution of defects
    • Maintaining stable throughput or velocity
    • Effective maintenance budget management
    • Scope control
    • On-track delivery for the next release

    DevOps focus:

    • Meeting uptime expectations
    • Consistent delivery of functional, tested, and fixed code
    • Adhering to SLAs
    • Releasing minimum viable products
    • Ensuring swift recovery

    Despite the differences, these teams share analogous challenges, demanding a cohesive framework of interlinked metrics. Addressing one challenge offers insights into the others, while actions affecting one metric can ripple across others.

    Navigating this intricate web of metrics and maintaining a holistic view of your value stream's health begins with establishing common ground. Each group boasts metrics pivotal to their performance, encompassing factors like throughput variation, distribution, bug aging, mean time to recover, escaped defects, and bottlenecks.

    A deeper understanding of your colleagues' metric priorities fosters accelerated collaboration, minimizes friction, and bolsters predictability – a collective aspiration. Broadcom’s ValueOps Value Stream Management solution provides the means to orchestrate this metrics integration, allowing you to drive synergy, efficiency, and ultimate success across your organization.

    If you enjoyed this blog post and want to understand more about a VSM platform, contact the Broadcom ValueOps team today! Learn more about how our solutions can help you optimize your value streams  and deliver value at speed.

    Marla Schimke

    Marla brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing leadership for both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies including CA Technologies, Microsoft and Ernst & Young. She is a thought leader who combines a unique blend of technology and marketing experience to successfully position cutting-edge solutions to B2B...

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