Value Stream Mapping with Tools Like Jira, Bugzilla and GitHub

By 06/29/2017Featured

Value Stream Mapping from Jira, Bugzilla and GitHub to Your Deployment End Point

DeployHub Pro allows popular change request tracking tools to be linked to Components and Application objects to perform value stream mapping. This allows you to see where an issue or enhancement may be in the pipeline, which defects are being worked on and when they can be expected to be ready for delivery.  Value stream feedback is important to determine how quickly (or slowly) updates are being provided to end users, and is a key performance indicator of agile development teams.

value stream mappingBecause DeployHub Pro supports different change request tracking tools (Jira, GitHub and Bugzilla) and allows individual components to be connected to these tools, each development team can use their own preferred Bug Tracking tool. You could have a Database Team using Bugzilla for change request tracking whilst the Application Development Team uses Jira. DeployHub Pro consolidates all this bug data to show you the current state of an application, including all the bugs, their current state and whether the bug is “open” or “closed”. Each bug is color-coded to give an instant view of the defect state.

To critically improve value stream mapping, DeployHub Pro presents both a list of defects associated with the component or application but also a “burn down” chart which shows the bug fix activity over time. Providing this level of detail creates a level of collaboration across teams exposes the value stream to all users in reports and continuous feedback loops.   As bugs are added or closed, the burn-down chart changes at that time. This gives an instant view of how quickly defects are being added and/or closed to the object giving you instant visibility of progress in bringing the application to a release state.

DeployHub Pro supports value stream mapping at the component level, application level and release train level. The Application view shows the defects associated with the application as well as all the defects associated with the constituent components. The Release view takes this a stage further and performs the change request tracking associated with all the applications in the Release train. The burn down chart for a Release shows instantly how close the Release is to being ready for production.

Value stream mapping is the process of analyzing and improving the flow of information required to produce a software update, and to make that update visible to end users. DeployHub Pro makes mapping the value stream easy, and available to everyone who needs the information from developers through production control teams.