Boost Enterprise DevOps with Value Stream Management

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Balancing informationThe goal of most enterprises is to scale up. As they strive to grow, enterprise-level DevOps teams are often stopped dead in their tracks. These teams are challenged with balancing information and needs between stakeholders with different priorities.

Value Stream Management (VSM) helps enterprise teams in these environments maximize DevOps workflow efficiency and effectiveness. Do you feel compelled to learn about the what and why behind how VSM works? Read on for a quick and dirty introduction to how VSM tools can award a generous boost to your DevOps processes.

What VSM offers

Simplified DevOps
Most DevOps processes for enterprise teams are a series of customized workflows. VSM uses automation tools that simplify development and operational workflows by:

  • Asking why things are as they are
  • Evaluating what can be improved
  • Offering mapping and information gathering

Standardized DevOps
More importantly, VSM serves as a basis for workflow standardization. VSM complements this structure, giving teams insights into DevOps workflows by empowering decision makers to think differently. This includes officering direction pointing to:

  • Focusing on changes to remove bottlenecks
  • Opportunities to add automation
  • Potential ways to consolidate tools
  • Insights on how to maximize engagement with stakeholders

What VSM does

Capabilities of VSM tools
The foundation of a solid DevOps environment offers continuous delivery and deployment.

If your enterprise lacks consistency in this area, VSM is the answer. By monitoring the efficiency of your delivery processes at every turn, VSM tools can be very useful. VSM tools give you the ability to:

  • Model the steps of a process
  • Identify and remove bottlenecks in the development, testing and deployment stages
  • Measure ROI and customer satisfaction

In short, VSM allows decision makers to evaluate the effectiveness of the software delivery process and to optimize the broader workflow.

Remove bottlenecks to scale faster
As we have mentioned, most enterprises are focused on scalability. What better way to scale faster than to remove DevOps bottlenecks? VSM gives DevOps managers the ability to measure performance across the development pipeline.

Your enterprise needs to avoid bottlenecks that negatively impact process efficiency. VSM solves these problems by introducing the following benefits:

  • Additional structure for development processes
  • Best practice alignment
  • Cohesive decision making and governance
  • Enhanced team communication and collaboration
  • Higher levels of process automation
  • Maximized quality and security
  • Streamlined efficiency and effectiveness

Common uses for VSM

Now that you know a little more about what VSM can do, you can consider how to use it in your DevOps environment. With so many priorities at the forefront of your enterprise, VSM can help DevOps managers when they:

  • Are tasked with strategizing digital transformation
  • Need to deliver on both agility and governance
  • Are focused on increasing efficiency
  • Are still in the early stages DevOps practices
  • Are working in an experienced DevOps environment that needs to increase efficiency and governance

Keep in mind that VSM can be used within various several stages of these priorities. This means that DevOps managers can have confidence in their ability to meet or exceed their DevOps goals.

Now you see how VSM is a bridge to enterprise-scale DevOps. By standardizing DevOps processes and offering insights to decision makers, VSM gives enterprises the know-how that allows them to make confident decisions about where to focus their efforts.

GigaOm.pngAre you ready to learn more about how VSM can help your enterprise? Read the complete white paper and gain insights on how to:

  • Assess the ability of software workflows
  • Better inform decision makers on prioritizing development goals
  • Improve collaboration for digital delivery goals, and more!
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