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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

Reviewing the VSM methodology

Throughout Chapter 4, Defining Value Stream Management, and Chapter 6, Launching the VSM Initiative (VSM Steps 1-3), this book introduced value stream management by applying an eight-step process that collectively defines a proven VSM through a generic methodology. For example, this eight-step VSM methodology has proven to work in manufacturing, office administration, supply chains, and health care applications and industries.

The eight steps are as follows:

  1. Commit to Lean
  2. Choose the value stream
  3. Learn about Lean
  4. Map the current state
  5. Identify Lean metrics
  6. Map the future state
  7. Create Kaizen plans
  8. Implement Kaizen plans

This eight-step VSM methodology works in IT-oriented value streams too, as shown in the CI/CD pipeline use case provided throughout this part of this book. The IT-oriented VSM use case is purposely limited in complexity to focus on learning the VSM methodology. But the choice to use an IT-oriented...