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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


  1. What drove the development of DevOps concepts and later its methods and tools?
  2. What are the three critical capabilities and related tools that support the implementation of CI/CD pipelines?
  3. What is CI, and what is its purpose?
  4. What are the significant cultural differences between a software development team and an IT operations team?
  5. What is CD, and what is its goal?
  6. What is the difference between IaC and CaC?
  7. What is the primary difference when using the term "toolchains" compared to "pipelines"?
  8. Using two terms only, what is the best way to describe the IT value streams that make up a DevOps pipeline?
  9. How can you differentiate ITOM from ITSM?
  10. How are project-oriented teams funded differently from product-oriented teams?