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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

Chapter 8: Identifying Lean Metrics (VSM Step 5)

Having completed the current value stream map, we now turn our attention to evaluating potential future state opportunities to synchronize our flows and eliminate waste, in order to increase value for our customers. But first, we must identify our objectives in the form of quantifiable and measurable Lean metrics, which will be the fifth VSM step and is introduced in this chapter.

It's difficult to improve things without having measures of the current state and desired future states. It's like driving in a car to a new destination without an address or a map. Without these items, you don't know which roads to take, how far you have to go, or even how to know when you have arrived. This chapter helps you identify the key metrics that will inform your decisions in building the value stream maps that define your desired future destinations.

After reading this chapter, you will know the basic Lean metrics that help...