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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

Modeling three future state objectives

This section provides instructions on conducting future state mapping exercises across three phases, involving analyzing customer demands, continuous flows, and leveling. The following list contains quick descriptions of the work involved in each phase:

  • Customer demand phase: This includes analyzing customer demands for your products or services so that they include quality objectives and lead time.
  • Continuous flow phase: This helps improve flows so that our customers receive the right products or services at the right time and with the right features and quantities.
  • Leveling phase: This helps distribute work evenly across product lines, reduce waiting times, and eliminate batch processing (that is, the goal is to achieve single-piece flows).

While there is likely to be overlap between the three phases, the initial analysis will follow these three stages.

Value streams operate as pipeline flows that have inputs, a sequence...