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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 11: Identifying VSM Tool Types and Capabilities

  1. The problem is that the data and metrics VSM tools have little practical use unless we first understand the goals, metrics, and activities behind Lean value stream improvements.
  2. DevOps value stream management platforms (VSMPs) or, more simply, Value Stream Management (VSM) tools

    Value stream delivery platforms (VSDPs) or, more simply, DevOps toolchains and pipelines

    Continuous compliance automation (CCA) tools, also known as Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) tools and platforms

  3. Provides out-of-the-box connectors to integrate disparate DevOps toolchains and thereby facilitate the orchestration of IT activities across the plan, release, build, and monitoring activities.
  4. VSMPs help to improve velocity, quality, and customer value by providing visibility and analytics across the IT value stream.

    They provide data and tools to monitor and assess strategic metrics, such as release velocity and the DevOps operational...