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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

VSM tool implementation issues

As with any set of software delivery tools, there are implementation issues the organization must address before committing to procuring a VSM platform. The issues highlighted in this section apply to both installing DevOps and VSM capabilities at an enterprise scale. We will address the subject of DevOps platform and tool implementation issues in much greater detail later in Chapter 15, Defining the Appropriate DevOps Platform Strategy. So, for now, we'll limit the conversation to VSM tool implementation issues, which includes the following:

  • Breaking down organizational silos
  • Developing knowledge, skills, and resources
  • Getting executive buy-in
  • Knowing how to get started
  • Lacking process maturity
  • Overcoming budget constraints
  • Maintaining governance and compliance

Let's get into the details of this list to understand what the issues are and the approaches we can take to address them head-on.

Breaking down...