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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


In this chapter, you learned about three organizations supporting the implementation of the VSM concept in a modern Lean environment, specifically leveraging improvements to DevOps pipeline flows to streamline an organization's software value delivery capabilities. First, you learned about the VSMC, a not-for-profit trade association funded by members (vendors and enterprises) to conduct research, learning, networking, and open source projects related to value stream management methods and tools applied to software delivery improvements.

Next, you learned about PMI's new DA FLEX acquisitions as its approach to helping organizations install Lean-Agile practices on an enterprise scale. In this section, you've learned that the DA toolkit helps you, your teams and your organizations choose their WOW best supporting their unique circumstances. You've also learned how FLEX is PMI's approach to implementing value stream flows and improve value deliveries...