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ASG Releases the Enterprise Leader’s Guide to Managing DevOps Value Streams

Right now, nearly every enterprise is working to align IT processes with business strategy. The goal? Driving more digital value to end users and customers – which requires continuously creating enjoyable customer experiences and delivering quality solutions quickly. In other words, the stakes for software development have never been higher.

Many organizations are adopting methodologies like DevOps, which aims to shorten the development lifecycle and enable continuous delivery of software. However, DevOps on its own won’t ensure these improvements to the software development life cycle directly map to more value for the customer.

Value stream management (VSM) can fill this gap. That’s why ASG released its latest eBook, The Enterprise Leader’s Guide to Managing DevOps Value Streams, to help leaders optimize value streams and deliver the most value to customers as possible. These are some of the top questions the eBook will answer for you.

What is value stream management?

VSM takes development and delivery processes, like those involved in DevOps, as well as the operational management of IT systems, and aligns it all with business objectives to ensure end users and/or customers receive the value or solutions they require. In the eBook, we discuss operational value streams, development value streams and DevOps value streams – all of which organizations must consider.

What’s the difference between value stream management and workload automation?

Workload automation (WLA) is a tried-and-true solution for many enterprises – but it often exists in silos across the organization because various teams implemented different automation products over time. As a result, many companies “do” WLA, but they don’t look at the entire value stream. WLA focuses on specific needs at the business unit or technology level, which means enterprises don’t gain the 360-degree view of how and why they generate customer value. The eBook dives into the three main challenges that WLA poses to enterprises operating in the digital economy.

How can enterprises achieve a true end-to-end view of their value streams?

To be effective, DevOps must connect all platforms, from mainframe to cloud. That said, ensuring end-to-end visibility has become increasingly difficult as value streams span on-premises, cloud-based and hybrid platforms. To deliver the best possible outcomes, enterprises need a complete DevOps VSM platform to design, manage and automate value streams across existing technology and product silos.

What are the tenets of a complete DevOps VSM platform?

DevOps VSM platforms help enterprises control their end-to-end value streams by deploying several key functions, including:

  • Automation – Automation is critical to accelerating development and delivery, both in automating tasks and in automating DevOps toolchains that are used to power orchestration. Automation also improves efficiency and quality throughout value streams. Improving quality, velocity and efficiency through automation has a massive influence on customer satisfaction and your competitiveness in a market.
  • Orchestration – Orchestration must be sophisticated enough to address both the technical intricacies of task-level workflows and the high-level view of value-generating processes spanning several technology stacks. This includes orchestrating development value streams used to generate new value, and operational value streams used to deliver that value.
  • Visualization – Good visualization helps to re-orient data engineers and developers, so they can understand the impact of new changes and properly make adjustments. It also enables business-level end users to take ownership of some aspects of value stream management, which frees up IT to focus on other value-generating activities.

Read about all seven tenets of a complete DevOps VSM platform in the eBook.

Which VSM platform is right for you?

With a best-of-breed VSM platform, enterprises can manage automation, orchestration, visualization, integration, governance and reporting all from one console. ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator offers workload automation, value stream visibility and DevOps toolchain coordination enterprises need to optimize the creation and delivery of end-user and customer value. It delivers control from a single view and choreographs work across a broad spectrum of technology stacks and software packages, spanning capabilities from mainframe to cloud.

Download the full eBook, The Enterprise Leader’s Guide to Managing DevOps Value Streams, to optimize your DevOps value stream management. To learn more about ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator, watch this video or check out this data sheet.

Posted: 4/22/2021 8:00:00 AM by Mike Siemasz - Product Marketing Manager
Filed under :AEO, DevOps, Mainframe, VSM, WLA