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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 10: Improving the Lean-Agile Value Delivery Cycle (VSM Steps 7 and 8)

  1. When translated into English, Kaizen is a conjunction of two words – kai (to break apart) and zen (to make good). In other words, sometimes we need to break complex things apart before we can figure out how to put them back together as a better operating system.
  2. DevOps is a business transformation activity that requires significant changes to the organization's business processes, as well as investments in new tools and technologies.
  3. To visually display the planned improvement initiatives for each of the Kaizen Bursts across each of the three phases of future state improvements.
  4. The purpose of this chart is to provide a highly visible display of improvement objectives, goals, and metrics for the VSM initiative. It also identifies risks and issues associated with each recommended improvement objective.
  5. The purpose of this plan is to examine the details of the proposed...