The average cost percentage (per year) of a single application’s development, testing, deployment and operations life cycle considered wasteful and unnecessary is 25%. There is an expectation that DevOps-led projects will accelerate the delivery of capabilities to the customer by 15 to 20%.
As a result, companies are continuously thinking of new ways to deliver business value faster. Teams, tools and processes are being restructured and CIO’s are increasing tech budgets as evidenced (below) by the US Tech market outlook by Forrester Research, Inc.:
- Total U.S. tech spending will rise by 6.7% in 2018 and 5.5% in 2019.
- Cloud is finally driving top-level growth, thanks to rising cloud adoption
- Software spending will exceed 8% in 2018.
However, increased spending in existing or new processes, tools and teams does not necessarily translate to increased delivery of business value. You will need to continuously measure and review your development and delivery mechanisms and optimize them to increase velocity.
How much business value have you delivered to-date? At what pace? Where are your bottlenecks? Where is most of your value stuck and for how long? How can you optimize?
Value Stream in CloudBees DevOptics answers the above by unlocking data sitting in silos and correlates it to provide a live view of business value in context of continuous delivery. It enables you to identify bottlenecks and waste in your process. Powerful metrics and actionable insights enable you to optimize and measure improvements over time.