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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

Accelerating flows across IT value streams

In the previous section, you learned that Agile and Lean aim to improve customer value and manage product flows differently. You also learned that the quickest and simplest way to blend Agile and Lean practices is by moving away from the batch Sprint model, to a continuous flow model by using Kanban Boards and Cards. However, we can also streamline and accelerate our value delivery processes through integration and automation strategies. Continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD), DevOps, platforms, and software factories help us achieve these goals.

First, CI and CD capabilities help the IT development teams streamline, integrate, and automate their software development life cycle (SDLC) processes. That's not to say that the entire set of SDLC processes should be streamlined, integrated, and automated all at once. Rapid adoption may not be possible for a small IT shop or a small team within a larger organization that has...