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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 4: Defining Value Stream Management

Value stream management (VSM) is fast becoming an essential capability in the Information Technology (IT) community, specifically as a means to assess and eliminate non-value-adding activities (waste) in your software delivery process. However, VSM is not a new concept. In this chapter, you will learn about the origins of VSM and its application to Lean-based production, supply chain, office, and IT-oriented processes.

VSM provides an approach to evaluate all organizational development and operational value streams systematically and continuously. VSM practices and tools help improve all value streams, not just those in IT. A VSM initiative aims to ensure that our value streams are most efficient, align with corporate strategies, and add customer-centric value with minimal waste, but there is no reason to learn multiple VSM strategies.

In this chapter, you will also learn the basic methods and tools of VSM. Specifically, you will learn...