Value stream management (VSM) is a proven lean business technique that focuses on the value of software development and delivery initiatives across an organization’s software development lifecycle (SDLC).
VSM provides a bird’s-eye view of the entire SDLC to better identify and evaluate individual elements of the value stream and analyze data holistically.
What’s a Value Stream?
A value stream includes each key step required in the software development process to deliver a product to the customer.
How Can I Manage Value Streams?
Using value stream management tools, organizations gain wide-angle visibility into the interconnected processes that make up the SDLC, from ideation to software delivery. This enables software development and IT teams to better analyze each touchpoint throughout the value stream to improve workflows, eliminate waste, increase automation, and remain compliant.
What Are the Benefits of Value Stream Management?
Value stream approaches put the customer at the center. They help forward-thinking software development organizations shift from a features-and-functionality approach to a product operating model.
These best practices take an economic view and apply system thinking to build incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles. Focusing on alignment, built-in quality, and transparency is essential.
Is VSM Right for My Organization?
At its core, value stream management provides a macro view of the SDLC. It helps organizations discover hidden silos, roadblocks, points of risk, and inefficiencies among cross-functional teams. Once found, these teams can address these issues and focus on maximizing value for customers during each step of development.
Understanding the vital role value stream management plays in scaling Agile and DevOps transformations is essential for software companies of all sizes.
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Value stream management platforms are flexible systems that can integrate with your existing toolchains while providing extended functionality and capabilities including predictive AI, smart automation, and continuous quality.
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