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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

Addressing the pitfalls of DevOps

In this section, you will learn strategies for addressing 18 scenarios that can present a challenge to your DevOps implementation plans. The list is not meant to be an all-inclusive discussion on situations you may face, but it is reasonably comprehensive. As you read through these subsections, begin to think about how you can apply the VSM concepts, methods, and tools you've learned about to discover issues and their root causes, as well as how to improve them.

Let's begin by recognizing and avoiding the consequences of Conway's Law.

Avoiding the pitfalls of Conway's Law

In 1968, Melvin E. Conway wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review (HBR) titled How Do Committees Invent? Unfortunately, HBR rejected it on the grounds that he had not proved his thesis ( However, Conway persisted and submitted the paper to Datamation, who published it in April 1968. His persistence...