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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

Chapter 1: Delivering Customer-Centric Value

  1. Digitally enhanced technologies now allow organizations to conduct business on the internet, and via mobile technologies, while providing near-real-time global access to information and knowledge-based services. Plus, products communicate and obtain updates via the Internet of Things (IoT).
  2. The problem is that humans have an annoying habit of using the same terms among themselves, but thinking about the meanings of the words in very different ways. Different semantic meanings of terms make human-to-human and human-to-computer communications very challenging.
  3. The combination of resulting experiences (including price) that an organization delivers to a group of intended customers in a given time frame, in return for those customers buying/using or otherwise doing what the organization wants instead of taking some competing alternative.
  4. Everybody.
  5. Because, in a competitive market, you will be quickly beaten by your competitors...