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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


Please take a moment to answer the following questions to ensure you have a solid grasp of future state mapping:

  1. What are the three phases of future state value stream mapping?
  2. What is the goal of the customer demand phase?
  3. What is the goal of the continuous flow phase?
  4. What is the goal of the leveling phase?
  5. How is Takt time calculated, and what is its purpose?
  6. How is pitch calculated, and what is its purpose?
  7. What is a critical issue when you're managing customer demands across a value stream?
  8. What is the primary objective of phase 2 – continuous flow?
  9. In an ideal state, what is the objective of production leveling?
  10. Why do the iterative Agile and Scrum-based Sprints inherently implement batch-oriented processes, and how can those strategies be improved?