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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

Understanding virtualization

IT organizations, especially larger ones, need to maximize their computing resources' flexibility, utilization, and scalability. These goals are difficult, if not impossible, to achieve without virtualization. Virtualization is an approach taken by IT organizations to simplify their operations and respond faster to changing business demands.

Virtualization offers a practical approach to distribute an application across any number of computing devices. For example, in many cases, one computing device is not sufficient to run a business application due to the high demand loads. In a related example, application demand loads can vary over time across the organization's applications. Virtualization offers an approach to reapportion loads across servers as demands vary, enabling high availability for demand-critical applications while also streamlining the process to deploy and migrate applications.

Additionally, modern data centers employ servers...