Programming & Development

DevOps Leader (DOL)®


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.

Who Should Attend
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

Course 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 Outline:

What Is DevOps?
Why Do DevOps
Companies Doing DevOps
The Magic Equation
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
Transformational Leadership
Redesigning An Organization for DevOps
Design Principles
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
Conway's Law
The Problem with Silos
Spotify’s Squad Organization Model (Structure, Roles)
How to Reorganize in Order to Move to this Model
What is Culture and How Does it Impact Performance?
Types of IT Culture
Cultural Traits of a DevOps Organization
How to Manage Change
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
DevOps Tools Periodic Table
Top DevOps Tool Categories
Common and Popular Practices
Exam Requirements, Question Weighting, and Terminology List
Sample Exam Review

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