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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 10: Improving the Lean-Agile Value Delivery Cycle (VSM Steps 7 and 8)

In the previous chapters, you learned how to conduct a VSM initiative, map the current state, and then map three phases of desired future states. At this point, the VSM team is ready to begin the improvement activities. VSM implements the Lean concepts of Kaizen to make continuous improvements. The VSM team now knows how to apply the VSM tools to make Lean improvements in their IT value streams and other organizational value streams.

Lean improvements are distinctively different from Agile-based improvements in terms of scope of work, timeframes, costs, and authorities. In this chapter, you will learn that Lean improvements tend to address issues at a strategic level that require portfolio investments and executive-level decision making, at least initially. In contrast, Agile-based improvements tend to operate at a tactical level and within the Agile team's scope, and within shorter timeframes measured...