by Lance Knight
If DevOps is the jelly in a PB&J sandwich, what is VSM?
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich has three key ingredients: the peanut butter, the jelly, and the perfectly toasted bread. In this analogy, if DevOps practice is the jelly and Agile practice is the peanut butter, then what exactly is Value Stream Management? Many organizations have benefited by adopting VSM in DevOps, and understanding the value of every stage in the software development and delivery process. But how do you know if your software delivery is efficiently delivering value to your customer? Is it moving in the right direction? How can you improve it? Digital transformations fail or get stalled because organizations can’t answer these questions. VSM helps answer these questions and it involves taking a look at all the steps in the software delivery process from idea to production – the value stream – and then identifying silos, bottlenecks, and other inefficiencies in the flow of work. In this talk, Lance Knight will take you through the making of a PB&J and how that applies to the entire software delivery process and the strong need for VSM for enterprises to begin optimizing their software delivery processes and realizing their digital transformation goals.