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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 benefits

In the previous section, you learned about the capabilities provided by modern VSM tools and platforms. Now, you are going to learn how to explain their benefits.

Some of the key benefits offered by implementing VSM tools are discussed next. Many of these benefits were discussed in the previous section. So, let's recap here in summary form:

  • Improved quality of releases: VSM tools and platforms monitor DevOps performance parameters, enforce standard production processes and compliance requirements, and ensure value stream activities stay within upper and lower boundary points to achieve optimal workflows and meet quality goals.
  • Quicker time to release: VSM tools and platforms help integrate, automate, and orchestrate DevOps pipeline flows. They also help embody Lean concepts of eliminating waste to achieve the fastest and most efficient software value delivery system.
  • Measurable outcomes of business value: VSM tools provide the metrics your...