DevOps Leader

A DevOps Leader is a tactical or strategic individual who helps design, influence, implement or motivate the cultural transformation proven to be a critical success factor in DevOps adoption. This individual understands the human dynamics of cultural change and is equipped with practices, methods and tools to engage people across the DevOps spectrum.

"Through DevOps, organizations can bring software to market faster, with better quality, less defects, reduced risk and shortened lead times. This course is essential for any IT professional involved in transforming their enterprises' digital strategy."

- Course Author, Mustafa Kapadia


DevOps Foundation® Certification Course

Course/student materials:

  • Sixteen (16) hours of instructor-led training and exercise facilitation
  • Learner Manual (excellent post-class reference)
  • Participation in exercises designed to apply concepts
  • Comprehensive glossary
  • Access to additional sources of information and communities

About the Author:

Mustafa Kapadia is a Service Line Leader for IBM 's Digital Transformation DevOps practice, a business advisory practice focused on helping large enterprises transform their software and application delivery. His is an expert in DevOps, cloud, mobile, analytics, application development, outsourcing, and off shoring. Prior to joining IBM, Mustafa was a management consultant with Deloitte's Strategy & Operations practice. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an avid blogger (when time permits), a speaker, and an advisor to startup companies.

    1. Course Introduction

    ○      Course Goals

    ○      Course Agenda

    1. DevOps and Time

    ○      What Is DevOps?

    ○      Why Do DevOps

    ○      Companies Doing DevOps

    ○      The Magic Equation

    1. 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

    1. Becoming a DevOps organization

    ○      Transformational Leadership

    ○      Redesigning An Organization for DevOps

    ○      Design Principles

    1. Focus
    2. Work
    3. Information
    4. Metrics
    1. 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

    1. Value Stream Mapping Exercise
    2. 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

    1. 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

    1. 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

    1. Popular DevOps Tools and Practices

    ○      DevOps Tools Periodic Table

    ○      Top DevOps Tool Categories

    ○      Common and Popular Practices

    1. Building a Business Case
    2. Bringing it all Together
    3. Additional Sources of Information
    4. Exam Preparations

    ○      Exam Requirements, Question Weighting and Terminology List

    ○      Sample Exam Review

  • The learning objectives for DOL include a practical understanding of:

    1. DevOps and time to market
    2. The business and IT perspectives
    3. Key differences between DevOps IT and traditional IT
    4. Planning and organizing
    5. Understanding performance and culture
    6. Measurement differences
    7. Designing a DevOps organization
    8. Focusing on what matters
    9. Ideas for organizing workflows
    10. Sharing information
    11. Defining meaningful metrics
    12. Value stream mapping
    13. The Spotify Squad model
    14. Managing culture change
    15. Popular tools and key practices
    16. Putting it all together
  • Exam info:

    • 40 question, multiple choice
    • 60 minute examination, additional 15 minutes is granted to non-native English speakers
    • 65% pass
    • Leads to the DevOps Institute DevOps Leader Certificate
    • The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute; exams are delivered through an independent, global examination partner.

    The DevOps Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite for DevOps Practitioner level courses.

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