My role as a value stream manager is to increase the work throughput that flows through our development practices while reducing the drag or problematic areas that may arise during the normal development processes. In short, it’s my job to pinpoint areas of improvement and act on them.

If you’re a new value stream manager, you would begin this process by mapping out the value stream from the very beginning all the way through design, analysis, development, test, QA, prod, and release. Then, work with your team to identify gaps and misunderstandings. This value stream map is the primary tool I use to analyse our delivery pipeline.

Once you have it diagrammed, transform your value stream into the value stream management product of your choice that’s able to integrate with all your tools and follow those items through your value stream. Then, you can easily spot problems in your value stream, diagnose them, and work out a plan of action. A value stream management tool not only allows you to visualize the value stream, but it tracks metrics like lead time, cycle time, and mean time to recovery, making it even easier to measure improvement.

Watch the video below to learn more about what it takes to become a value stream manager.

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Further Reading
Secure DevOps | September 16, 2020
HCL Accelerate VSM with Jenkins – Part 2
This tutorial shows how to setup and deploy a parametrized Jenkins job from an HCL Accelerate pipeline.
Secure DevOps | September 15, 2020
Survey says…here’s what the market really thinks of Value Stream Management
HCL Software DevOps partnered with SD Times on the Value Stream Management Market Study on VSM adoption and awareness. Read on to see the results.
Secure DevOps | September 14, 2020
HCL Accelerate VSM with Jenkins – Part 1
This tutorial shows how to create a Jenkins pipeline job to upload build and deployment data with HCL Accelerate, our value stream management platform.
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