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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

Introducing LEI

In this section, you will learn about LEI, perhaps the best-known Lean training organization due to its founder's deep studies into the principles of Lean practices developed initially at Toyota and then widely adopted across the world.

Training and certification programs

LEI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Boston, Massachusetts (MA). Its stated mission is to make things better through Lean thinking and practice.

LEI was founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, Ph.D., who wrote the seminal book on Lean, The Machine that Changed the World. Today, LEI promotes its efforts to conduct research, teach educational workshops, publish books and e-books, run conferences, and share practical information about lean thinking and practice.

Compared with traditional "think" tanks, LEI views its organization as a do tank. As you will find in later sections, LEI applies the same Lean principle to guide its research activities. Specifically...