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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 16: Transforming Businesses with VSM and DevOps

  1. To transform businesses into viable entities to compete in our digital economy.
  2. False. Outside of IT, where these concepts are relatively new, manufacturing and other industries have practiced Lean and VSM for decades.
  3. Toyota sought to improve quality and efficiencies in an island nation, coming out of the Great Depression and World War II, when access to resources was limited and expensive. Toyota's approach to be competitive in its global markets was to build higher-quality products with less wasting of resources, while simultaneously ensuring they built only the products customers wanted when they wanted them.
  4. Agile began as a set of values and principles to support the needs of small software development teams to become more responsive and adaptable. In the process, Agile evolved to implement iterative and incremental development practices that leveraged prototyping and empiricism to quickly create working...