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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 13: Introducing the VSM-DevOps Practice Leaders

In this chapter, you will learn about the current leading VSM practice leaders. We will start with an introduction to the VSM Consortium, a not-for-profit trade association funded by members (vendors and enterprises) and open to all to support the emergence of the value stream management market through research, learning, networking, and open source projects.

Next, you will learn about the Project Management Institute (PMI) approach to implement VSM strategies and methods via their DA-FLEX offerings. PMI acquired Disciplined Agile (DA) and FLow for Enterprise Transformation (FLEX), both well-established and recognized leaders in their respective fields, to build their Lean-Agile practices, training, and certification programs. DA provides PMI's Agile practices in software development. In contrast, but complementary, you will learn how FLEX is a framework based on Systems Thinking that provides a comprehensive set of portfolio...