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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 were introduced to the two organizations that have played an instrumental role in the development of Lean practices and VSM. We began with an introduction to LEI. LEI conducts research, teaches educational workshops, publishes books and e-books, runs conferences, and shares practical information about lean thinking and practice.

You were also introduced to LeanFITT. The partners who founded LeanFITT have contributed to more than 50 books on Lean practices. They also wrote some of the earliest books on VSM and were very involved in the early development of VSM practices and methodologies.

We are now ready to move on to Section 3 of this book, which describes the complexities and approaches to installing modern DevOps pipelines and toolchains. The first chapter, Chapter 15, Defining the Appropriate DevOps Platform Strategy, addresses two critical issues. The first issue is avoiding DevOps implementation pitfalls that all organizations face when attempting...