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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

Putting modern VSM tools in perspective

From the previous chapters, you now know that the concepts behind VSM are not new and have been applied to many industries and innumerable value streams. You also now know that VSM emerged from the discipline of Lean production improvements. Unlike traditional hierarchical and functional-centric views of making process improvements, Lean improvement structures organizational activities as orchestrated flows to deliver value optimally to internal and external customers.

Since VSM is fundamentally a strategy to help organizations marshal their resources to make Lean improvements, we spent some time in this book learning about Lean. And from that training, you now know that Lean is a system for planning and implementing continuous process improvements. The focus is on developing efficient production and information flows by eliminating all forms of waste from the customer's perspective. As a quick reminder, the common types of waste include...