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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

Chapter 12: Introducing the Leading VSM Tool Vendors

In the previous chapter, you learned some of the essential capabilities of modern VSM tools. You also learned how to identify the three types of VSM tool classifications.

We also delved into the subject of common VSM tool implementation issues, the role VSM tools play in supporting digital business transformations, and their key benefits. Now we are going to move on to introduce the leading software tool vendors with industry-acknowledged VSM capabilities.

Rather than regurgitating what other industry analysts have written, I reached out to leading VSM tool, methodology, and service providers and asked them to tell us why their customers choose their products. Those vendors who chose to be interviewed for this book are listed in this chapter. In my interviews, I asked their designated representatives to explain what they believe their particular strengths are and why. They also had the opportunity to present one or two customer...