Length
2 days

Overview

The DevOps Leader course is a unique and practical experience for participants who want to take a transformational leadership approach and make an impact within their organization by implementing DevOps. Leading people through a cultural transformation requires new skills, innovative thinking, and transformational leadership. Leaders up, down and across the IT organization must align and collaborate to break down silos and evolve the organization.

This course highlights the human dynamics of cultural change and equips participants with practices, methods, and tools to engage people across the DevOps spectrum through the use of real-life scenarios and case studies. Upon completion of the course, participants will have tangible takeaways to leverage when back in the office such as understanding Value Stream Mapping.

This course was developed by leveraging key DevOps leadership sources to extract real-life best practices in leading DevOps initiatives, such as the Spotify Squad Model, and has been designed to teach the key differences and emerging practices for cultural transformation through leadership in a fast-paced DevOps and Agile environment.

Examination
This course pricing includes an exam voucher to sit an online proctored exam through the DevOps Institute. The voucher is valid for 90 days. A sample exam paper will be discussed during class to assist with preparation.

  • Closed book
  • 90 minutes
  • 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Answer 26 questions correctly (65%) to pass and be awarded the DevOps Leader Certificate

Key Topics

Detailed Info
  • DevOps and Time
  • Key Differences Between DevOps IT and Traditional IT
  • Becoming a DevOps Organisation
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Squad Organisational Model
  • Managing Cultural Change
  • Culture and its Impact on Performance
  • Popular DevOps Tools and Practices
  • Building a Business Case
  • Bringing it all Together
  • Additional Sources of Information
  • Exam Preparations
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience
Prerequisites

Skills Gained

Participants will develop a practical understanding of:

  • DevOps and time to market
  • The business and IT perspectives
  • Key differences between DevOps IT and traditional IT
  • Planning and organising
  • Understanding performance and culture
  • Measurement differences
  • Designing a DevOps organisation
  • Focusing on what matters
  • Ideas for organising workflows
  • Sharing information
  • Defining meaningful metrics
  • Value stream mapping
  • The Spotify Squad model
  • Managing culture change
  • Popular tools and key practices
  • Putting it all together

Key Topics

Course Introduction

  • Course Goals
  • Course Agenda

DevOps and Time

  • What is DevOps?
  • Why Do DevOps
  • Companies Doing DevOps
  • The Magic Equation

Key Differences Between DevOps IT and Traditional IT

  • What Sets DevOps IT apart from Traditional IT
  • How DevOps IT is Organised Differently
  • How to Perform to a Different Standard
  • How to Use Different Measurements

Becoming a DevOps Organisation

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Redesigning an Organisation for DevOps
  • Design Principles
    • Focus
    • Work
    • Information
    • Metrics

Value Stream Mapping

  • What is Value Stream Mapping?
  • Why do we Need to Use this Framework?
  • Types of Maps
  • How to Create a Value Stream Map?
  • Types of Data to Collect
  • How to Handle Exceptions
  • Value Stream Mapping Exercise

Squad Organisational Model

  • Conway’s Law
  • The Problem with Silos
  • Spotify’s Squad Organisation Model (Structure, Roles)
  • Squads
  • Tribes
  • Chapters
  • Guilds
  • How to Reorganise in Order to Move to this Model

Managing Cultural Change

  • What is Culture and How Does it Impact Performance?
  • Types of IT Culture
  • Cultural Traits of a DevOps Organisation
  • How to Manage Change

Culture and its Impact on Performance

  • Types of IT Culture
  • What is a DevOps Culture
  • How To Manage Change
  • The Three Phases Of Change
  • Types of Changes That Need to be Implemented

Popular DevOps Tools and Practices

  • DevOps Tools Periodic Table
  • Top DevOps Tool Categories
  • Common and Popular Practices

Building a Business Case

Bringing it all Together

Additional Sources of Information

Exam Preparations

  • Exam Requirements, Question Weighting, and Terminology List
  • Sample Exam Review

Target Audience

The target audience for the DevOps Leader course are professionals including:

  • Anyone starting or leading a DevOps cultural transformation program
  • Anyone interested in modern IT leadership and organisational change approaches
  • Business Managers
  • Business Stakeholders
  • Change Agents
  • Consultants
  • DevOps Consultants
  • DevOps Engineers
  • IT Directors
  • IT Managers
  • IT Team Leaders
  • Lean Coaches
  • Practitioners
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • System Integrators
  • Tool Providers

Prerequisites

There are no mandatory prerequisites for this course.
We do however recommend that participants sit the DevOps Foundation course (or an equivalent) as there is an expectation that the fundamental concepts of DevOps are well understood prior to attending this course.

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