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Millions of dollars are invested in Agile & DevOps initiatives within software organizations, yet real process improvement and return-on-investment data have been difficult to come by. Fragmented processes and tooling for all the various aspects of the software development lifecycle make data-driven decision-making even more challenging.
Learn how integrated Agile & DevOps can help you make better decisions and accelerate software delivery in this overview of our webinar, Integrate Agile & DevOps with VersionOne.
The DevOps BuzzThe term “DevOps” typically conjures up thoughts of automation. But DevOps – just like Agile – has as its ultimate goal the “[conversion] of business needs into capabilities and services that provide value to [your] customers.” And both emphasize constant collaboration and the frequent delivery of working software.
Today, actually, the expectation is increasingly becoming not just “frequent delivery” but “continuousdelivery”. This just isn’t possible to sustain, without both Agile AND DevOps working together.
Agile and DevOps both have their philosophical roots in Lean, and they are really complementary disciplines that fall under the larger umbrella of the Lean concept of Value Stream Management.
It Starts With the Value StreamThe term “value stream” simply means all of the steps required to create and deliver something of value, such as an epic, feature, or product. Your value stream starts at ideation, continues through development as value is created, and ends when the feature, product, or service has been delivered to your end users.
Value Stream Management GoalsThe core objective of Value Stream Management is to perpetuate business success by continuously and efficiently delivering value to your customers. In a nutshell, the details of value stream management involve:
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