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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

Going all-in on Lean

By now, you should fully understand the premise behind this book:

Understanding the bigger VSM picture

Our modern VSM tools-oriented industry will have a very short life if organizations do not fundamentally understand that VSM is not limited to making flow improvements to CI/CD and DevOps pipeline flows. Those are critical objectives. However, the much larger opportunity is to deploy our improved IT pipeline flows and resources to improve the products and value streams across the organization. Otherwise, companies will spend much money, time, and effort installing integrated, automated, and orchestrated toolchains only to find they have little impact on the organization's bottom line and its value delivery capabilities.

At issue is the fact that improving one of the organization's value streams, from a systems-thinking perspective, is a form of local optimization if we don't look at its contribution to the system as a whole. Thus, we need...