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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

Phase 2 – continuous flow

Now that the VSM team has addressed issues of customer demand, they can start figuring out how to improve production flows to meet our customers' demands. In this section, we will continue our future state mapping activities and address issues related to establishing and maintaining Lean continuous flows.

Continuous flow is a Lean strategy that's used to achieve the ideal goal of moving a single work item through every step of your value stream activities instead of grouping and moving lots of work items collectively as batches (also known as Make One, Move One; One-Piece Flows; Single-Piece Flows). The objective is to produce and move one work item at a time, or at least the smallest practical number of items, through a series of value stream activities as continuously as possible. As part of a pull-based production control strategy, each activity produces only what is necessary to fulfill the next activity's request.

What establishes...