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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


  1. Why did this book present a proven eight-step VSM methodology before getting into the topic of VSM tools?
  2. What are the three types of DevOps tools that can help transform your IT value stream's ability to deliver customer value rapidly and reliably?
  3. What is the primary feature available in DevOps value stream management platforms (VSMPs).
  4. What are the key benefits of DevOps VSMPs/VSM tools?
  5. What is the purpose of GRC tools and platforms?
  6. What are the primary features available within value stream delivery platforms (VSDPs)?
  7. What are the primary benefits of VSDPs?
  8. What is the purpose of DevOps workflow metrics?
  9. What is the purpose of DevOps orchestration?
  10. What is the primary benefit of what if analysis tools?