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DevOps Thought Leader Carmen DeArdo Joins Tasktop to Head up New Value Stream Management Consulting Practice


Will Enable Organizations to Accelerate Software Delivery by
Better Understanding Value Streams

the leader in Value Stream Integration, today announced that former
Nationwide Insurance DevOps Leader, Technology Director Carmen DeArdo
has joined the company to head up its newly formed Value Stream
Management (VSM) Consulting Practice.

As senior strategist for the new practice, DeArdo will lead efforts to
help customers experience project to product transformations. The
practice utilizes the "Project to Product" Flow Framework concepts based
on Tasktop CEO Mik
Kersten's upcoming book
to help organizations better understand,
identify efficiencies and optimize their value streams for each software
product in the delivery pipeline.

Tasktop's VSM Consulting Practice benefits include the following:

  • Provides visibility into the flow of business value across product
    value streams
  • Offers better understanding of where bottlenecks exist
  • Provides ability to analyze the development of optimization initiatives
  • Enables capacity to measure the impact of optimization initiatives

DeArdo is a regular speaker at global DevOps events and is finalizing
his latest book: Standing
On Shoulders: A Leader's Guide to Digital Transformation
, which
will be released later this year. Previously, as DevOps
leader, technology director at Nationwide Insurance, he was responsible
for driving continuous delivery utilizing DevOps, Lean and Agile
practices. He was recognized by as a winner for 2016
Successful DevOps Transformation and was also named as one of the 25
must follow enterprise DevOps leaders by TechBeacon. Prior to joining
Nationwide, DeArdo worked at Bell Labs on systems such as Advanced 800
and messaging, where he received three patents. Recently, DeArdo
presented with Nicole Bryan, VP of product management, Tasktop, on the
concept of moving from Project
to Product Centric Delivery at DOES18 EUR

"I have long been impressed by Carmen's vision for digital
transformations," stated Kersten. "From his systems thinking foundations
at Bell Labs, to his thought leadership in the enterprise DevOps
community, Carmen has been a major influence and inspiration to me and I
am thrilled that he will be leading our new Value Stream Management
consulting practice. Carmen's focus and expertise on how to build an
employee and customer-obsessed culture with an organizational structure
that drives flow and efficiency is a perfect match with our company

"I am excited to work with Tasktop on accelerating flow to better serve
customers," said DeArdo. "As head of the VSM Consulting Practice, I
aspire to help customers integrate Value Stream Management into their
organizations to they can transform Agile development environments into
real digital business drivers."

More details on Tasktop's VSM Consulting practice can be found here.

About Tasktop

Over one million users employ Tasktop's Value Stream Integration
technology to transform software development and delivery. Tasktop
not only unifies the software development and delivery team, but also
provides unprecedented visibility into the business critical processes
of software delivery. Tasktop customers are the global leaders in
financial services, insurance, government and manufacturing, and include
43 of the Fortune 100, 11 of the top banks in the world, six of the top
six health plans and four of the top ten US insurance companies.
Partners, including CA, Micro Focus and IBM, rely on our independent,
vendor-neutral role to connect their customers' software delivery
disciplines via OEM distributions of our products. For more information
about Tasktop, please visit:

Twitter: @tasktop


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