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Driving DevOps with Value Stream Management

By : Cecil 'Gary' Rupp
Book Image

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. True or false: VSM is strictly a tools-based approach to implementing improvements across your CI/CD and DevOps pipelines.
  2. True or false: VSM is a Lean-oriented approach to making value stream improvements.
  3. As a quick reminder, what are the common types of waste in Lean production?
  4. Who were two of the original contributors to the ideas behind applying Lean concepts and value streams within software development?
  5. Through what aspect or lens did Davenport and Martin view the role IT plays in value stream improvements?
  6. What are the potential applications for AI and ML in VSM?
  7. What are the three essential capabilities employed within a CI/CD or DevOps pipeline?
  8. Fundamentally, what is VSM?
  9. What are the roots of VSM?
  10. Trick question: Are the four DORA metrics the only useful metrics in VSM?