Book Image

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

Chapter 14: Introducing the Enterprise Lean-VSM Practice Leaders

This chapter provides instructions on the leading Lean-oriented practice and methodology leaders, including the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) and LeanFITT™. These two organizations are included because Lean practices evolved separately from Agile, and these are two of the longest operating thought leaders behind the Lean movement.

LEI was founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, Ph.D. and his colleague, Daniel T. Jones. Womack and Jones coined the term value stream in an article published in the Harvard Business Review magazine, From Lean Production to the Lean Enterprise (Womack and Jones, March-April 1994; LEI promotes on its website that the organization "conducts research, teaches educational workshops, publishes books and eBooks, runs conferences, and shares practical information about lean thinking and practices...