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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

Creating Kaizen plans – VSM step seven

There is a real danger of failure when incrementally implementing a CI/CD or DevOps toolchain and pipeline on an ad hoc basis. To start, executive managers may not fully understand the time and costs involved, and may resist when they see unexpected and unplanned Capital expenditure (CAPEX) requests that have been sent to them for approval. The development and operations teams will become frustrated if their toolchain and platform requests are not approved. There are tools, as well as process integration and security issues, that must be addressed when developing the DevOps pipeline, and internal customers and stakeholders may have false expectations of how long the improvements may take.

DevOps is a business transformation activity. It's much more of a business process reengineering program than an incremental business process improvement initiative, and the DevOps initiative needs to be treated accordingly. In other words, DevOps...