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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

Reading a CLD

Before we end this chapter, let's work our way around the Sprint Planning Process (displayed in Figure 2.10 in the previous chapter). This exercise will help you understand how to assess the relationships described across the CLD model.

Sprint planning is part of Scrum-based Agile methodology. I previously noted that there are 17 CLD models in my previous book. However, the 17 CLD models span 3 distinct processes:

  • Sprint Planning
  • Project-to-product team transformations
  • Enterprise implementations of Scrum

All three CLD models are related to analyzing IT functions, but each has a very different scope and set of objectives. For example, the Sprint Planning model is composed of five separate CLDs. The five CLDs break out loosely around specific areas of focus that the teams might want to analyze. These areas include the following:

  • A CLD model of analyzing Product Backlog priorities
  • An open CLD model of Product Backlog refinement...