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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

Section 3:VSM Tool Vendors and Frameworks

This section introduces you to modern VSM tool capabilities, VSM tool vendors, and the leading VSM methodologists or thought leaders. Starting with Chapter 11, Identifying VSM Tool Types and Capabilities, you will learn about the capabilities of modern VSM tools. Specifically, you will learn about the three primary categories of VSM tools, as defined by Gartner, including DevOps value stream management platforms (VSMPs), value stream delivery platforms (VSDPs), and continuous compliance automation (CCA) tools.

Then, in Chapter 12, Introducing the Leading VSM Tool Vendors, you will learn about the offerings from 15 VSM tool vendors spanning all three categories. Rather than regurgitating information available from other industry analysts, I invited a total of 24 vendors to tell me how they have positioned their products in the VSM tools industry and what they believe are their competitive strengths. The 15 VSM tool vendors identified in...