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The DevOps Leader training 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.

The 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.

This certification positions learners to successfully complete the DevOps Leader exam.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The learning objectives for DOL include a practical understanding of:

  •     DevOps and time to value
  •     Mindset and mental models
  •     Key differences between DevOps IT and traditional IT
  •     Target operating models and organizational design
  •     Performance management, rewards and motivation
  •     Preparing investment cases
  •     Focusing on value outcomes
  •     Ideas for organizing workflows
  •     Empowerment and participation
  •     Defining meaningful metrics
  •     Value stream mapping

DevOps Leader

Course Code

GTDOL

Duration

2 Days

Course Fee

POA

Accreditation

Certified DevOps Leader (DOL)

 

DevOps Leader (DOL)® is a free standing certification from DevOps Institute. The purpose of the certification and its associated course is to impart, test and validate knowledge of DevOps Leader, vocabulary, principles, practices and values. DevOps Leader is intended for anyone involved in cultural transformations and organizational change including IT team leaders, managers, directors and business stakeholders, practitioners and change agents, tool providers and systems integrators and DevOps consultants.

 

 

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
  • Consultants
  • DevOps Consultants
  • DevOps Engineers
  • IT Directors
  • IT Managers
  • IT Team Leaders
  • Lean Coaches
  • Practitioners
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • System Integrators
  • Tool Providers

Attendee Requirements

  • Although there are no formal prerequisites for the exam, DevOps Institute highly recommends the following to prepare candidates for the exam leading to DevOps Leader certification:

    It is recommended that candidates complete at least 16 contact hours (instruction and labs) as part of a formal, approved training course delivered by an accredited Education Partner of DevOps Institute.

  • No prerequisites / open book exams / web exams / 25 min more for non english native.

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Course Description

 

The DevOps Leader training 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.

The 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.

This certification positions learners to successfully complete the DevOps Leader exam.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The learning objectives for DOL include a practical understanding of:

  •     DevOps and time to value
  •     Mindset and mental models
  •     Key differences between DevOps IT and traditional IT
  •     Target operating models and organizational design
  •     Performance management, rewards and motivation
  •     Preparing investment cases
  •     Focusing on value outcomes
  •     Ideas for organizing workflows
  •     Empowerment and participation
  •     Defining meaningful metrics
  •     Value stream mapping
Course Outline

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 Organized Differently
  •     How to Perform to a Different Standard
  •     How to Use Different Measurements

    Becoming a DevOps organization

  •     Transformational Leadership
  •     Redesigning An Organization 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 Organizational Model

  •     Conway's Law
  •     The Problem with Silos
  •     Spotify’s Squad Organization Model (Structure, Roles)
  •     Squads
  •     Tribes
  •     Chapters
  •     Guilds
  •     How to Reorganize 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 Organization
  •     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
Exam
  • Successfully passing (65%) the 90-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the candidate’s designation as a Certified DevOps Leader (DOL). The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute.
  • No prerequisites / open book exams / web exams / 25 min more for non english native.
Learning Path
Ways to Attend
  • Attend a public course, if there is one available. Please check our schedule, or register your interest in joining a course in your area.
  • Private onsite Team training also available, please contact us to discuss. We can customise this course to suit your business requirements.

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