Key issues addressed by VSM tools
In our digital economy, software products enable value delivery in three forms. First, the software is often sold as a standalone product. Second, the software supports other organizational value streams such as those discussed in Chapter 4, Defining Value Stream Management, including those discussed in the Identifying value streams section. Third, VSMs can help improve software delivery velocity across CI/CD and DevOps pipeline flows, from concept ideations through to delivery and support.
Throughout this book, you have learned that the enablers of software delivery include collaboration, integration, automation, and orchestration. But you've also learned that the velocity of software deliveries must support the flows and delivery of other organizational value streams. Therefore, the velocity of software development must be synched with the demands driven by the other organizational value streams that rely upon it.
True, software delivery...