GigaOm Radar for Value Stream Management

GigaOm Radar for DevOps Value Stream Management

As we write this report, we are confronted with the new reality of the existential role of IT operations faced by many organizations today. Enterprises large and small are looking to transform, to become the kinds of businesses and public service providers they know they can be if only they can deliver faster, be more agile, and embrace and harness the power of digital technologies. GigaOm envy the poster children of the latest waves of innovation the Amazons and Spotifys, the Teslas, and AirBnBs and have sought to adopt similar approaches.

While reviewing vendors, we have seen different yet equally valid approaches have emerged to drive greater value and then. In their most straightforward incarnation, VSM tools combine a data integration platform which pulls together information from continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) and other development tooling and information dashboards, enabling users to see what is going on. For GigaOm Radar for Value Stream Management looking to build a coherent picture and move away from spreadsheets and customized business intelligence (BI) tools, there’s a lot to like about VSM.

Key Criteria for Evaluating Value Stream Management

With its roots in lean manufacturing and supply chain management Value Stream Management VSM focuses on software delivery processes such as DevOps further assessing and improving both efficiency saving money and effectiveness adding benefit. VSM plays the role of Zen master across software development and operations, asking why things are as they are and whether they can be improved. VSM tools go hand in hand with best practices, offering real-time insights to help decision-makers:

  • Prioritize development goals
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Increase speed of innovation
  • Enable collaboration on digital delivery goals

As such, tools can respond to the need for value stream efficiency, by enabling organizations to identify and address bottlenecks in the development, testing, and deployment processes. And they can promote effectiveness by offering measures that link return on investment, customer satisfaction, and other business-facing criteria.

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GigaOm Radar for Value Stream Management

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