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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

Expanding the vision for the VSM tool industry

My ultimate vision for VSM is that the traditional VSM initiatives and modern VSM tool-oriented concepts come together. In fact, I think this could be a tremendous boon for the VSM tool industry. Instead of limiting their use to improve DevOps-based software delivery value streams, we could use the same integration, automation, and orchestration capabilities across all organizational value streams.

For example, how hard would it be to extend the VSM tools vision – which currently supports data capture and the normalization of data across software delivery pipeline activities, to also provide the same kind of end-to-end visibility and analysis across all value stream flows? Such a strategy would mean the VSM tool vendors create extensions to help their customers develop applications and integrations to monitor and capture data across other types of development and operational value streams and their activities.

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