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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

Creating an IT value stream map

VSM has become a critical capability to implement and improve Lean practices across IT-related value streams. Commonly, organizations that employ VSM methods and tools may have already established Agile practices and perhaps implemented CI/CD toolchains. But now, their goal is to move to implement CI/CD practices as Lean pipelines. The VSM team’s primary goals are improving collaborations and synchronizing information and workflows across development-oriented value streams.

None of those activities guarantees the IT department has taken the effort to eliminate waste from the customer-centric perspective of Lean. However, VSM helps us do just that. Also, for this mapping exercise, assume executive management working with the VSM team has selected a software development program as its targeted value stream for improvement.

More precisely, in our examples of using the standardized eight-step VSM methodology for this book, we assume the organization...