VSM for Admins

Includes all information for a VSM admin to setup VSM for a growing community

The VSM flywheel


Be prepared

If you do it right, your VSM journey is never complete. We believe that transformation is continuous, and that use cases will emerge over and over. Key to a successful VSM onboarding & maintenance is a clear methodology.

Thinking backwards

It is tempting to get lost in technology & discovery. However, successful VSM implementations always start from the end - what is it that you want to achieve?

  • A concise Service Catalog?
  • 50% less time in your teams for Vulnerability Management?
  • Introduction of DORA as framework for Development Efficiency?

Initial discovery & ensure ownership

In 90% of the cases, it's recommended to start initially by building up your Service & API Catalog. Especially establishing team ownership early will be the backbones of your VSM journey.

Start the flywheel

Once you have an initial service catalog, the following describes your most important options:

  1. Extend the catalog - adding different sources will enrich the outcome
  2. Map into business context - see Business Alignment & Project-to-Product Mindset
  3. Venture towards measuring engineering efficiency - Engineering Efficiency

Manage Users

SSO is an invaluable and established standard to provide a secure and convenient login. See Single Sign-ON for all the details.

SCIM is an open standard to manage user identities. In addition to SSO, it allows syncing additional attributes like departments into VSM, and supports login-independent use cases, e.g. user offboarding. See SCIM Access for all the details

Manage Integrations

To setup the out-of-the-box integrations, go to Admin - Integrations, and use the provided UI which is guiding you.