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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

Highlighting important VSMP/VSM tool capabilities

This section will introduce the fundamental capabilities provided by modern VSMP/VSM tools. This is a class of tools that focus on supporting VSM activities in a DevOps environment. More precisely, VSMP/VSM tools gather information across the DevOps-oriented Value stream and offer visualizations as a VSM dashboard for supporting digital transformations to Lean-oriented practices.

VSMP/VSM tools typically include the following types of VSM support capabilities in a DevOps environment:

  • DevOps value stream mapping: End-to-end mapping of the current and future state IT value stream work and information flow.
  • DevOps workflow metrics: This helps measure the rate of value delivery, including the four critical DevOps measures of deployment frequency, mean lead time for changes, mean time to restore, and change failure rates.
  • DevOps analytics: This includes tools for evaluating the current state of the DevOps toolchain and...