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DevStride is Revolutionizing Work Management in a Post-Pandemic World

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The impacts of COVID-19 have been far-reaching, dramatically shifting the way businesses operate. With many companies transitioning to remote and hybrid workplaces—and employees increasingly searching for greater meaning and value in their work—organizations are struggling to find technologies that can help them reset and realign their teams on a sustainable path to recovery.

At DevStride, they recognize the unique problems companies are facing, and they have developed a solution poised to help businesses rebuild their workplaces. Founded by Kujtim Hoxha, Aaron Saloff, and Phil and Chastin Reynolds, DevStride delivers strategic portfolio management to teams, revolutionizing work management with a focus on value-based metrics.

“Many teams have a difficult time managing complex product and service roadmaps that overlay on top of each other. Complex work streams don’t fit neatly into tidy projects,” Phil Reynolds explains.

For many organizations, these teams work independently, tracking their progress with project management software that is already available on the market. Unfortunately, every other platform is project-focused or list-focused, which limits teams to tracking progress on a task-by-task basis (whether the job was completed, who is responsible for next steps, how much time the task took to complete).

DevStride stands apart by starting at the top – with value streams. Instead of tracking tasks and projects individually, every member of the company can now understand their individual contributions based on how it adds value to the client, project, and business as a whole. In doing so, DevStride facilitates connections in a way that has never been done before – and a way that empowers everyone within the team to do more meaningful, valuable work.

“It is a way of connecting executive decisions all the way down to individual contributions, with radical insight up and down the chain,” Reynolds says.

“Other tools manage team effort and commitment through the lens of a project, which is great if all you care about is an individual project. We redesigned the system, starting at the very top of the enterprise and asking how the enterprise delivers value. Teams then map out value streams that represent all the diverse work paths within the organization.”

Not only does DevStride fundamentally change the ways that companies consider strategic portfolio management – providing a clear overview of the purpose behind every task – but it provides tremendous value to employees. On the heels of the Great Resignation and with employees beginning to return to work, many are not content to merely know what to do.

DevStride helps companies deliver not only the what, but the why.

“For the first time ever, individual team members can see where their personal contribution fits in the overall picture of the organization,” Reynolds says.

“Leaders can then drill down through the value stream map to produce summary reports of progress, effort, cost, and capacity in a click or two. That is tremendously valuable.”

The co-founders of DevStride launched their innovative technology in response to pain points they were seeing within their own work. After successfully running BriteCore, in itself a complex organization with multiple products, generations, and large implementation projects, they realized no project management software on the market would allow them to truly see the value of what they were working on in real-time. There was also no elegant and strategic way for members of different teams (operations and engineering, sales and marketing, business development) to obtain a complete picture of what was happening across the organization.

With the arrival of DevStride, organizations now have the ability to connect strategy to execution, visualize the full value stream, and map work to specific values. In doing so, DevStride serves as the central nervous system for value stream delivery, offering a way for companies to grow and thrive in the post-pandemic world – and beyond.

To learn more about DevStride’s groundbreaking project and portfolio management technology, visit www.devstride.com.

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