Value stream management is not a new concept. It’s something that’s been around in the lean manufacturing space for decades and has been inching into software delivery for some time. What’s different now is that organizations have solved many “Day 1” problems – like fundamentals around CI/CD and test automation – and are looking for what’s next. That “Day 2” DevOps stage is value stream management.

VSM answers the question, how do you do DevOps better? VSM tools connect the data that lives in all your disjointed tooling across the DevOps pipeline so you can optimize all the way across the toolchain instead of in a silo. With the right platform, value stream management is so much more than aggregating data into a dashboard. VSM supports communication, decision making, resource allocation, and cultural shifts across all functions and job levels.

In this interactive guide, you’ll see exactly how value stream management impacts individual contributors, managers, and executives in development, quality, and business roles. Scroll through the page and click around to see how VSM solves specific pain points for different roles. For example, a development manager might have trouble strategically allocating resources and distributing work because these decisions are often made on gut feelings and guesswork. With value stream management, dev managers can see the who, what, when, and where of all development activity for their teams so they can make informed decisions and focus on the right work with the right priorities. This value stream management guide has much more information on pain points and solutions, along with examples of what VSM looks like in practice, for everyone from developers to CTOs.

The “Who is Value Stream Management For” Guide that lets you select roles by job level and discipline to explore VSM’s impact.

We’re at the beginning of a value stream management revolution in DevOps. The sooner you take advantage of this methodology, the better off you and your organization will be when it comes to staying ahead of the competition and releasing better, more secure software faster. You can get started today with the free, self-service Community Edition of HCL Accelerate at


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