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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

Leveraging VSM tools and platforms

This section will introduce the types of tools and capabilities available in modern VSM tools. You will also find that the VSM tool industry promotes its ability to help implement Lean improvements to IT value streams. But the information that's available via these VSM tools can also support Lean improvement activities across all organizational value streams via their digital touchpoints.

VSM tools help implement and improve Lean practices across DevOps pipelines by providing real-time access to critical IT value stream data, dashboard-based visualizations, and metrics. This information helps DevOps team members and other stakeholders monitor and improve information flow and work across the IT value streams. Moreover, VSM tools provide information and analytics that help keep the IT value streams' focus on adding value to their customers.

In this chapter, you are going to learn the capabilities provided by VSM tools. But before that...