DevOps Leader (DOL)®

The DevOps Leader two-day course supports participants who want to take a transformational leadership approach within their organisation by implementing DevOps.
2 day course
Supporting material
A private training session for your team. Groups can be of any size, at a location of your choice including our training centres.

Leading people through a DevOps evolution requires new skills, tools, innovative thinking, and transformational leadership. Leaders across an organisation must align and collaborate to break down silos and evolve the organisation.

This course highlights 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 such as understanding Value Stream Mapping.

This course sources real-life best practices in leading DevOps initiatives and has been designed to teach the key differences and emerging practices for DevOps ways of working through leadership in a fast-paced DevOps and Agile environment.

It also positions learners to successfully complete the DevOps Leader exam.

Our DevOps Leader (DOL)® course available as a private training session and will be run over two consecutive days. It can be delivered at a location of your choice or via Virtual Classroom.

Course overview
Who should attend:
Anyone starting or leading a DevOps cultural transformation program or anyone interested in modern IT leadership and organisational change approaches. Including Business Managers, Change Agents, DevOps Consultants, DevOps Engineers, IT Directors, IT Managers, Lean Coaches, Product Owners and Scrum Masters.
Walk away with the ability to:

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 organisational design
  • Performance management, rewards and motivation
  • Preparing investment cases
  • Focusing on value outcomes
  • Ideas for organising workflows
  • Empowerment and participation
  • Defining meaningful metrics
  • Value stream mapping
Participants should have baseline knowledge and understanding of common DevOps definitions and principles.
Course agenda
Module 1: DevOps and Transformational Leadership
  • Current Definitions of DevOps
  • Benefits of DevOps
  • Transformational Leadership
Module 2: Unlearning Behaviours
  • Psychological Safety and Neuroscience
  • Mindset, Mental Models and Cognitive Bias
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and DevOps
Module 3: Becoming a DevOps Organisation
  • How DevOps Differs
  • DevOps Kaizen
  • Building Safety In
Module 4: Measure to Learn
  • Avoiding Measure to Target
  • Creating a Current Value Stream Map
Module 5: Measure to Improve
  • The Improvement Kata and Experiments
  • Creating a Future Value Stream Map
Module 6: Target Operating Models and Organisational Design
  • Conway's Law
  • DevOps TOM Design Principles
Module 7: Articulating and Socialising Vision
  • Organisational Change in Large Enterprises
  • Empowering People
  • Broadcasting Outside of your Organisation
Module 8: Maintaining Energy and Momentum
  • The DevOps Business Case
  • Culture and Climate
  • A High-Trust Culture
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