On March 8, 2022, Tasktop announced a partnership with Broadcom to provide powerful ValueOps Connectors to two-way synchronize data between Broadcom’s ValueOps Value Stream Management (VSM) Solution and software development tools. Business solutions Tasktop helps create connections between include Clarity and Rally Software.

To help support clients mutual to Broadcom and Rego Consulting, Broadcom’s Principle Product Manager for Rally Software Rusty Lloyd, and Rego Consulting’s Managing Director for Agile Services got together in March 2022 to produce a webinar discussing the benefits of Tasktop.

You can watch the full webinar Leveraging Value Stream Management with Tasktop on-demand.

What is Tasktop?

Tasktop was founded in 2007 and has been a Broadcom partner since the end of 2021. It is considered the leading Agile and DevOps integration company. You can use Tasktop to connect Clarity and Rally to over 60 tools and over 300 versions of those tools. One of the reasons it is such a valuable tool is that Tasktop continually tests it to ensure that it can accommodate the latest version releases. They run 500K API tests every day. Tasktop supports small teams as well as thousands of users.

The ValueOps Connectors support:

  • Three types of integrations including bidirectional synchs
  • Point-and-click and out-of-the-box configurations
  • Model-based integrations
  • Maintaining artifact relationships such as parent-child
  • Feature parity with direct customers

The Three Types of Integrations

Benefits of ValueOps Connectors powered by Tasktop

The most salient benefit of Tasktop is a great decrease in the need for custom-created (and often expensively created) human-written code or heavily edited dated code. These “workarounds” often require considerable human effort and may not easily adjust to updated software versions. These connectors work in a point-in-click way, making creating integrations remarkably simple.

The benefits of Tasktop in tandem with Clarity and Rally include,

  • It helps remove silos by connecting business solutions
  • Increases the opportunity to communicate between teams
  • Decreases duplicate work and communication errors
  • Provides increased access to data sets previously “held” in other business solutions
  • Accelerates time to value and helps automate processes
  • Improves monitoring for compliance and continuous improvement
  • Decreases time to map connections drastically
  • Connects to most OOTB and custom field types

“Broadcom’s ValueOps Connectors powered by Tasktop help uncover data lost in silos, the key to unlocking all information needed for effective value stream management.”

 – Dr. Mik Kersten, CEO at Tasktop

What does Tasktop integrate with?

If you use Clarity and Rally Software, Tasktop can connect them to provide two-way communications with other business solutions. It also connects to management tools such as Jama Connect and Blueprint to improve communications between business analysts and the Project Management Office (PMO) to help support program requirement efforts. As mentioned, it can connect to most OOTB and custom fields.

Popular integrations include Jira, GitLab, Zendesk, IBM, Planview, Salesforce, and Apptio Targetprocess.

If you are already using Clarity and Rally Software, contact your Rego expert to learn how you can utilize Tasktop to reach your business goals more quickly.

Rego also offers free configuration and adoption assessmentswebinars, and half-day training classes for Clarity and Rally Software® on Roadmaps, Portfolio Management, Power BI, Scaled Agile, Jaspersoft.

For a full list of Clarity PPM services, visit regoconsulting.com.

About the Author: Rego Consulting

As the leading Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Technology Business Management (TBM), Agile and expert services provider, Rego Consulting has helped hundreds of organizations achieve a higher return on their software investment, including 60% of Fortune 100 and 70% of Fortune 20 companies.

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