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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 9: Mapping the Future State (VSM Step 6)

  1. The phases are:

    Phase 1- Customer Demand

    Phase 2 – Continuous flows

    Phase 3 – Leveling

  2. To analyze customer demands for your organization's products or services to include quality objectives and lead time.
  3. To improve flows so that our customers receive the right products or services, at the right time, and with the right features in the correct quantities.
  4. To distribute work evenly across product lines, reduce waiting times, and eliminate batch processing (also known as working toward achieving single-piece flows).
  5. Calculate Takt time by dividing net available operating time by the number of products required over time. Takt time is a measure of how often the value stream needs to deliver its products or service in order to meet customer demands. For example, a Takt time of 0.5 of a minute means the value stream must produce a new item every 30 seconds to keep up with customer demand.
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