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Driving DevOps with Value Stream Management

By : Cecil 'Gary' Rupp
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Driving DevOps with Value Stream Management

By: Cecil 'Gary' Rupp

Overview of this book

Value Stream Management (VSM) opens the door to maximizing your DevOps pipeline investments by improving flows and eliminating waste. VSM and DevOps together deliver value stream improvements across enterprises for a competitive advantage in the digital world. Driving DevOps with Value Stream Management provides a comprehensive review and analysis of industry-proven VSM methods and tools to integrate, streamline, and orchestrate activities within a DevOps-oriented value stream. You'll start with an introduction to the concepts of delivering value and understand how VSM methods and tools support improved value delivery from a Lean production perspective. The book covers the complexities of implementing modern CI/CD and DevOps pipelines and then guides you through an eight-step VSM methodology with the help of a use case showing an Agile team's efforts to install a CI/CD pipeline. Free from marketing hype or vendor bias, this book presents the current VSM tool vendors and customer use cases that showcase their products' strengths. As you advance through the book, you'll learn four approaches to implementing a DevOps pipeline and get guidance on choosing the best fit. By the end of this VSM book, you'll be ready to develop and execute a plan to streamline your software delivery pipelines and improve your organization's value stream delivery.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Section 1:Value Delivery
Section 2:VSM Methodology
Section 3:VSM Tool Vendors and Frameworks
Section 4:Applying VSM with DevOps

Section 1:Value Delivery

Chapters 1 through 5 introduce the core concepts behind adding value, Lean-Agile practices, systems thinking, and value stream management. They apply to modern IT practices and other value streams that deliver value across the enterprise. These concepts are also foundational to the knowledge you need to learn how to apply the concepts in section 2 of this book – VSM Methodologya Lean-oriented and proven approach to make flow improvements across an enterprise.

In the first three chapters, you will learn how to focus on adding customer-centric value across an enterprise by blending Agile, systems thinking, and Lean development practices. Then, in Chapter 4, Improving IT Value Streams with VSM, you will learn about how value stream management (VSM) is an approach to improve Lean production capabilities across all value streams, including IT. Finally, in Chapter 5, Driving Business Value through a DevOps Pipeline, you will learn what a DevOps...