VSM

October 22, 2020

Complexity kills innovation, there, I've said it. Back in the days of Waterfall methodologies, processes would be bogged down in over-specified requirements and exhausting test regimes. No wonder software development gurus looked to return to the source (sic) and adopt the JFDI approach that remains prevalent today. Trouble is, complexity never went away: it just moved along the pipeline ...

October 14, 2020

One way you can increase efficiency and ensure that processes are running smoothly is with the implementation of value stream management (VSM). Adopting this approach can make a significant impact at every level of a business, improving collaboration and visibility for the benefit of all ...

September 17, 2020

In this digital economy, enterprises must compete through faster software innovation. DevOps practices allow faster innovation with less risk and accelerate application delivery, but, scaling these practices in hybrid IT environments without compromising quality, security, and availability presents major challenges. Most organizations have made the decision to implement DevOps, but still struggle to scale across the enterprise. How do you know your DevOps transformation is on the right track? ...

July 27, 2020

DevOps is something that happens in pockets. Smaller, newer businesses have the benefit of a lack of scale, which means things can happen fast out of the gate. Keeping things small, against all odds, is a route to success: on one software project I was involved in, with hundreds of developers, I wished I could take ten of the people involved and hide them away. That way, I thought, they could build the product everyone else was working on, which ultimately was never delivered ...

July 14, 2020

My researches into the world of development best practice have led me to two conclusions. First that there's a great deal of good stuff going on, but that can sometimes obscure missing elements that have always been necessary — hence my realization that best practice needed an overhaul. It looks like I wasn't alone, as Value Stream Management (VSM) has recently emerged as a front runner as a concept to fill the gaps. VSM essentially considers process efficiency (what's causing slowness and bottlenecks) and process effectiveness (how to ensure the results are beneficial) ...

July 13, 2020

I've been spending the past couple of years looking at how to make DevOps real through best practices, supported through the use of supporting technologies running across development, through deployment and into operations. Perhaps the most important lesson I have learned so far is how many elements of development best practice have been notable by their absence ...

April 07, 2020

With the surge of COVID-19, our daily lives have changed — both personally and professionally. Its impact has caused an entire shift on how we work and where we work. For now, your entire software development team has to work remotely. For many organizations, the digital transformation efforts that were implemented before the crisis have added another layer in their transition to remote work. In these circumstances, you might be wondering how to successfully manage an IT digital transformation while shifting to a remote team ...

March 26, 2020

Human transformation is the single most critical success factor to enable DevOps practices and patterns for enterprise IT organizations. Traditional upskilling and talent development approaches won't be enough for enterprises to remain competitive because the increasing demand for IT professionals with core human skills is escalating to a point that business leaders have not yet seen in their lifetime. We must update our humans through new skill sets as often, and with the same focus, as our technology ...

February 20, 2020

Value Stream Management (VSM) is still a budding initiative in the software delivery industry but is quickly gaining momentum, according to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting ...

December 12, 2019

Industry experts offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2020. Part 2 covers DevOps teams, Database DevOps, and Value Stream Management ...

June 12, 2019

A 71 percent increase in project cost reduction is a primary reason to adopt agile, according to 2019 State of Agile report from CollabNet VersionOne ...

April 25, 2019

In the current landscape where there is constant pressure to deliver faster and more frequently, without compromising value, companies need a way to control the overall process from the development level up to c-suite. To make it work, they are turning to value stream management ...

March 05, 2019

Feeling the constant pressure to deliver faster and more frequently, without compromising value, companies are looking for a way to control the overall process from the development level up to c-suite leadership. To make it work, they are turning to value stream management (VSM) ...

February 05, 2019

In the coming weeks, EMA will be gathering data on what we believe is a unique research topic — approaching DevOps initiatives from the perspectives of all key constituents. We're doing this to try to break through some of the "false walls" created by more niche, market-defined insights, or some of our industry hyperbole. Here are some of the directions we're pursuing ...

January 24, 2019

The advent of the value stream has helped enable organizations to look at how they optimize their portfolios, and to focus on the strategic objectives that senior management want to have visibility of. Once an organization has identified these value streams, it becomes imperative to capture, visualize, analyze and optimize critical indicators of speed and quality of your software delivery through value stream management ...

December 06, 2018

The general consensus tends to be that in the world of agile and DevOps, ITSM teams are increasingly being left behind. But the truth is, in more forward-thinking IT organizations, this isn’t the case. The fact is that ITSM is playing, or at least should play, a growing role in support of agile and DevOps initiatives. But this role still remains limited due to the fact that DevOps teams, and their management, are (more often than not) leaving them out as a tool of choice ...

May 22, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on the top tools to support DevSecOps. Part 2 covers DevOps and development ...