Flow measurements for software

How to instrument DevOps

From the developerWorks archives

Murray Cantor

Date archived: December 1, 2016 | First published: July 15, 2014

DevOps is best understood as applying highly successful lean management practices to business processes that include software. However, lean techniques such as value stream mapping and flow management are generally applied to more business processes such as manufacturing and logistics that are more easily controlled. This article extends those lean techniques to processes that include software by treating DevOps as an artifact-centric business process. Taking this approach shows, in particular, how DevOps can be instrumented and measured to help achieve business goals.

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