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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

Deciding on an appropriate DevOps platform strategy

Now that you know some of the potential DevOps implementation pitfalls, we'll start learning about four optional DevOps implementation strategies. The platforms for deploying DevOps capabilities have evolved over time, and some are more common today than others.

In this section, you will learn about the four common DevOps implementation strategies, as well as their potential applications.

These four implementation strategies include the following:

  • Building a custom DevOps toolchain
  • Purchasing DevOps as a Service/DevSecOps as a Service (DaaS)
  • VSM tools-based DevOps platform integration and orchestration solution
  • Developing DevOps pipeline configurations as reusable software factories

Each option has its own set of pros and cons, which we'll explore in this chapter. We'll start our discussion by looking at building a custom DevOps platform solution option.

Building a custom DevOps...