DevOps Leader (DevOps Institute)

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.

The 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 prepares you for the DevOps Leader (DOL)® certification.

This course may earn a Credly Badge.

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Learning Objectives

The learning objectives for DOL include a practical understanding of:

  • DevOps and time to market
  • The business and IT perspectives
  • Key differences between DevOps IT and traditional IT
  • Planning and organizing
  • Understanding performance and culture
  • Measurement differences
  • Designing a DevOps organization
  • Focusing on what matters
  • Ideas for organizing 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


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Course Introduction
  • Course Goals
  • Course Agenda
  • 2 - DevOps and Time
  • What is DevOps?
  • Why Do DevOps
  • Companies Doing DevOps
  • The Magic Equation
  • 3 - Key Differences Between DevOps IT and Traditional IT
  • What Sets DevOps IT apart from Traditional IT
  • How DevOps IT is Organized Differently
  • How to Perform to a Different Standard
  • How to Use Different Measurements
  • 4 - Becoming a DevOps organization
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Redesigning an Organization for DevOps
  • Design Principles
  • Focus
  • Work
  • Information
  • Metrics
  • 5 - 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
  • 6 - Value Stream Mapping Exercise
  • 7 - Squad Organizational Model
  • Conway's Law
  • The Problem with Silos
  • Spotify's Squad Organization Model (Structure, Roles)
  • Squads
  • Tribes
  • Chapters
  • Guilds
  • How to Re-organize in Order to Move to this Model
  • 8 - Managing Cultural Change
  • What is Culture and How Does it Impact Performance?
  • Types of IT Culture
  • Cultural Traits of a DevOps Organization
  • How to Manage Change
  • 9 - 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
  • 10 - Popular DevOps Tools and Practices
  • DevOps Tools Periodic Table
  • Top DevOps Tool Categories
  • Common and Popular Practices
  • 11 - Building a Business Case
  • 12 - Bringing it all Together
  • 13 - Additional Sources of Information
  • 14 - Exam Preparations
  • Exam Requirements
  • Question Weighting and Terminology List
  • Sample Exam Review
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    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 organizational change approaches

    Business Managers

    Business Stakeholders

    Change Agents


    DevOps Consultants

    DevOps Engineers

    IT Directors

    IT Managers

    IT Team Leaders

    Lean Coaches


    Product Owners

    Scrum Masters

    System Integrators

    Tool Providers


    Other Prerequisites

    The DevOps Foundation certification is a prerequisite for DevOps Leader to ensure participants are aligned with the baseline DevOps definitions and principles.

    DevOps Leader (DevOps Institute)

    Course Length : 2 Days

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