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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

Calculating potential connections

Systems represent interconnected networks. For example, the IT organization within a large enterprise might have several hundred or even several thousand employees and contractors working across its development and operations functions. Additionally, those employees and contractors work with and affect other departments, partners, employees, stakeholders, and customers. The IT system also includes computers, networks, applications, and a host of other elements that participate in the IT ecosystem.

The organization creates policies and processes to help coordinate business functions and people's activities in order to achieve desirable outcomes by producing value-added products and services at a profit or within budget. Every one of these process touchpoints represents an interaction within the more extensive business system. Of course, there is the possibility for any number of unintentional, unplanned, and potentially undesirable interactions...