Value stream management as a concept has been around in one form or another for a long time. In fact, the whole idea traces its lineage back to lean manufacturing methods, which called for each step of a manufacturing process to be measured continuously. As software development has evolved from being a craft to a process that is ruthlessly automated using best DevOps practices, an appreciation for the value of monitoring the impact of missed deadlines has on the business has steadily grown.
In fact, many startup providers of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications already make extensive use of value stream management to make strategic business decisions. As more traditional enterprise organizations look to embrace digital business process transformation, many of those businesses are now similarly discovering the critical role value stream management plays in not just managing the software development process but also ultimately financial planning.This complimentary resource is offered by DevOps.com.