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Ep 12 - Helen Beal - The Evolution of DevOps

Sep 20, 2022

Move Over DevOps — It’s The Renaissance Of Value Stream Management

Traditional DevOps is dead.

But don’t let it be forgotten. Rather, let it evolve with Value Stream Management (VSM) to become a tool that lets you better measure the value your product is adding to your customers.

In today’s episode, Helen Beal, Chief Ambassador at the DevOps Institute, shares her compelling case for rethinking traditional DevOps through the lens of VSM to help businesses build more customer-centric products.

What's in it for you:

  1. How to reframe DevOps to conquer the Wall of Confusion and promote innovation
  2. Helen's view of what DevOps should do more and less of
  3. Why you should start thinking of DevOps as VSM
  4. How and when you should start incorporating VSM in the way you build products
  5. What you should really monitor and observe to determine whether your product adds value to customers


About Helen

As Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute, Helen and her 250 ambassadors, who are pioneers in DevOps, build content, deliver events, mentor people, and provide all sorts of learning experiences. Helen is an award-winning DevOps speaker, writer, and strategic advisor. Her goal is to help organizations find ways of working that bring joy to their individuals and teams through optimizing the flow and realization of value to their customers. Helen is also the chairwoman of the Value Stream Management Consortium. Her first unpleasant incident with a computer happened when she was at IBM. Helen managed to delete the Lotus Notes CRM database when she was about 21 years old.

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About the DevOps Institute

The DevOps Institute is dedicated to advancing the human elements of DevOps success. As a global member-based association, DevOps Institute is the go-to learning hub connecting IT practitioners, education partners, consultants, talent acquisition, and business executives to help pave the way to support digital transformation and the New IT. They help advance careers and support emerging practices within the DevOps community based on a human-centered SKIL Framework, consisting of Skills, Knowledge, Ideas, and Learning. All of their work, including accreditations, research, events, and continuous learning programs – is focused on providing the “human know-how” to modernize IT and make DevOps succeed.



About the host

Elias is Director of International and Indirect Business at tribe29. He comes from a strategy consulting background, but has been an entrepreneur for the better part of the last 10 years. In his spare time, he likes to do triathlon.

Get in touch with Elias via LinkedIn or email: 



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‚Panta Rhei‘ written by Mario Schoenhofer 

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