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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


This section ends our chapter on planning and preparing for your VSM engagement. At the start of this chapter, you learned that VSM is a Lean business approach to improve the flow of value across an organization and manage and monitor the development and delivery life cycle from end to end. You've learned that VSM is not a new concept. There are eight traditional steps to planning, mapping, and improving Lean production processes across development and operations-oriented value streams.

Most importantly, you learned that VSM could not be merely about improving IT operations in a DevOps paradigm. Instead, VSM serves as a force multiplier within our digital economy that leverages Lean and DevOps capabilities to improve, monitor, and manage all the organization's development and operations-oriented value streams.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to map both your value stream operations' current and future states. You will also learn how to implement...