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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 7: Mapping the Current State (VSM Step 4)

In the two preceding chapters, you learned the purpose of value stream management (VSM) and how to plan a VSM initiative. We’re now going to get into the details of the type of analysis performed during a VSM initiative. Specifically, you will learn how to create value stream maps to describe your current processes. This is Step 4 in our eight-step VSM methodology.

While it may be tempting to jump right in and start work to implement changes to eliminate perceived areas of waste, the problem is that, without proper analysis, your efforts may not get the results you and your VSM team expect. Without a current state value stream map, you may not be aware of the system-wide impacts associated with your current value stream activities. Specifically, we need to document our existing activity flows, order entry system, production control system, cycle times, equipment setup and product changeover times, lot and batch sizes, quality...