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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

Assessing Lean performance

The Lean metrics identified so far help us evaluate the efficiencies of flow across our value streams and act as a means to identify areas of waste. But we also need methods to assess the areas that require the most attention in order to eliminate waste as part of our ongoing Kaizen efforts. A practical way to do this is by developing a Lean assessment radar chart.

The Lean assessment radar chart maps specific Lean objectives that you've already learned to a grid, radiating outward like spokes from a central hub. A completed radar chart looks a bit like a spider's web, as depicted in Figure 8.3. This figure contains a graphical display of an example Lean assessment radar chart:

Figure 8.3 – Lean assessment radar chart

A radar chart implements scales to rank capabilities ranging from no commitments at the center of the hub to a level representing world-class capabilities at the outer radius. The example in Appendix...