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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 5: Driving Business Value through a DevOps Pipeline

In the previous four chapters, you learned there are many different ways to define the term value and the importance of understanding its use in context. Therefore, we spent some time learning about these terms to ensure that we have a common semantic understanding when communicating about using value stream management (VSM) and DevOps to deliver customer-centric value.

You learned how Lean and Agile practices complement each other to help an organization deliver customer-centric value. You also learned why we need to take a systems-thinking view to improve value delivery within large and complex organizations.

This chapter explains how and why IT organizations represent very complex systems across two primary functions: development and operations. In a traditional IT shop, the development and operations organizations function as separate departments with different activities, and each has a different focus and culture...