Introduction to DevOps


Introduction to DevOps

In this course, you will learn how DevOps has brought together years of the most effective practices from development and operations (agile, Lean, and more)and aligned them around common characteristics: value, cross-functional collaboration, agility, and strong teams. DevOps is really the marrying of process, infrastructure, and product. This course shows you how to bring these groups together to optimize, re-think, and re-engineer your processes.

  • DevOps overview
  • How other organizations are using DevOps concepts to gain competitive advantage
  • Tools that can help you automate processes
  • Tips and techniques for changing your culture to support DevOps
  • Why DevOps is important
  • Why high-performing IT organizations are rushing to implement DevOps concepts
  • How companies are achieving DevOps success via case studies
  • How to optimize, rethink, and re-engineer your IT processes to deliver value to your customers faster than ever

  • Software managers and directors
  • CIOs, CTOs, and IT executives
  • Operations managers
  • QA/test managers
  • Project managers
  • Release and configuration managers
  • Developers and application team leads
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product owners and managers

1. Introduction
  • Establish Goals and Current State
  • The Goal of DevOps
2. What Is DevOps?
  • Background and History
  • Symptoms and Problems in Today's Environment
  • The IT Core Chronic Conflict
  • DevOps Roles
  • DevOps Defined
  • Core Concepts
3. Ball Point Game
4. Why Do DevOps?
  • Driving Factors
  • Amazon's Process: A Case Study
  • State of DevOps Report
  • Manufacturing and DevOps
5. DevOps at Microsoft a Case Study
  • Dark Launches
  • Feature Flags
  • Agile to DevOps
  • Branching
  • Teams
  • Live Site Culture
6. How Does DevOps Work
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Testing
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Automation
  • Kanban End-to-End
7. Penny Game
8. Culture and DevOps
  • People and Trust
  • Resilience
  • Engagement is Key
  • Change the Metrics!
  • Law of Motivation
  • Keys to Successful DevOps Culture
9. DISC Assessment
10. Tool Time
  • Build Automation
  • Test Automation
  • Deployment Automation
  • Environment Provisioning
  • Automated Feedback and Monitoring
11. DevOps Assessment
  • Summary and Next Steps

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Mar 20 (10:30am-6:30pm) EST
Apr 17 (10:30am-6:30pm) EST
May 15 (10:30am-6:30pm) EST
Jun 19 (10:30am-6:30pm) EST
Jul 17 (10:30am-6:30pm) EST
Aug 21 (10:30am-6:30pm) EST
Sep 18 (10:30am-6:30pm) EST
Oct 16 (10:30am-6:30pm) EST


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