By WalkingTree  December 01,  2020

Value stream management in software delivery

Many enterprises have already adopted new methodologies such as Agile and DevOps to support their software development work. Value Stream Management (VSM) ensures that software and services under development deliver value for employees and customers. Many enterprises struggle to know exactly what value is being derived from their software development efforts. 

Companies are constantly looking for key performance indicators (KPIs) that can prove an increase in the quality of software products and can provide details on positive impacts on customer and employee experience. VSM can play a vital role in answering these questions. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of VSM.

The good 

The biggest benefit of VSM is the opportunity it offers to balance business values versus resources. With CIOs and business technology leaders aiming to accelerate high-performing software delivery teams, this balance is extremely important. 

The other good thing about VSM is that the stakeholder map is expanding to include a broad set of owners across the value delivery chain, including members from a variety of teams such as program management, business teams, and many more. 

The bad 

The software delivery stream is a complex network of linked stages and activities. Organizations need to understand what happens before development in the plan, and after Operations in the customer feedback and support stages. Organizations that do not invest in fully comprehending these different linked stages are missing out on the overall benefits of improving the software delivery process.

Read on to know more about Value Stream Management and how it can be helpful for DevOps and Agile adoption.

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