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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

Interviewing the experts

In this section, we will understand the views of five industry experts and their take and ideas on DevOps.

Interview with Helen Beal

Helen Beal is a DevOps and Ways of Working coach, Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute, Ambassador for the Continuous Delivery Foundation, and the Chair of the Value Stream Management Consortium (VSMC). She provides strategic advisory services to DevOps industry leaders and serves as an analyst at Accelerated Strategies Group.

I am privileged that Helen agreed to serve as a technical reviewer for this book and wanted to contribute her thoughts for this chapter. I've also had the opportunity to work with Helen as one of the advisors of the VSMC. So, with this introduction made, let's hear what Helen has to say.

Developing a DevOps mindset

Helen starts by stating that she does not believe that organizations should create DevOps teams. Instead, she views DevOps as a mindset and not so...