Get started with the Flow Framework®

The Flow Framework is a structured prescriptive approach to Value Stream Management in software delivery organizations. Created by Tasktop founder Dr. Mik Kersten, it identifies where work is flowing in your product value streams and where it’s slowing down so that you can decide how to address those bottlenecks.

The Flow Framework generates its insights directly from the ground truth of what’s happening in the software delivery toolchain – the millions and millions of artifacts (requirements, features, epics, stories, features etc.) that represent the actual software delivery work.

Purpose-built to implement the Flow Framework

Purpose-built to implement the Flow Framework

Planview Tasktop has the first and only purpose-built solution to implement the Flow Framework. Implementation drives the business to identify and formalize product value streams and report on performance directly from the multiple tools used across all teams.

  • Helps manage a product value stream based on its own flow metrics and against its own business results.
  • Measures the end-to-end software delivery value stream, from concept to business value.
  • Identifies bottlenecks in infrastructure, security testing or another team.

Accurate and reliable Value Stream Metrics

Planview Tasktop’s VSM Platform plugs into your existing toolchain and calculates Flow Metrics quickly. Using models, Planview® Tasktop Viz carves out the relevant data subset from each tool and abstracts it into clear, crisp, and consistent Flow Metrics.

  • Turnkey dashboards combine Flow Metrics and Business Results, allowing organizations to instantly start realizing the benefits of the Flow Framework.
  • Planview Tasktop Viz paints the Flow Metrics in four colors representing the four flow items, the units of value your customers will ‘pay for’ – features, defects, risk and debt.
  • Scales easily to massive organizations, accounting for variability in how people work.
  • Endlessly flexible to reflect changes in your portfolios, teams, tools, and processes over time.
  • eBook

    Flow Metrics: A Business Leader’s Guide to Measuring What Matters in Software Delivery

    Get the eBook
  • Webinar

    Flow Metrics: An MRI of your Product Value Streams

    Watch the webinar
  • Training

    Develop the knowledge to deliver high-quality software, connected to business outcomes. Learn in a variety of formats including on-demand training, interactive workshops and exclusive executive sessions.

    Visit the Flow Institute

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