DevOps From Within

Course Abstract

The DevOps from within course explores the origins of the DevOps movement, the advantages, building blocks and leading edge practices of DevOps. The participants in this course will dive into the building blocks that are required to start the journey to DevOps. This course is 1 day and will concentrate on showing how the participants can go back to their organization and start planting the seeds of DevOps. The study of DevOps has found that the vast majority of successful DevOps movements in organizations have started from within, generally a handful of individuals who have decided that there has to be a better way to work. DevOps owes the majority of its basis to the Lean Manufacturing and TQM philosophies, we will explore the key concepts that have been adapted from Lean Manufacturing and TQM. One important component of DevOps that will be emphasized to the participants is that there is no one playbook for implementing DevOps, instead the organizations that have moved to DevOps have developed a number of new and innovative practices.

Audience

This course is designed for anyone who is looking to find a way to improve the way their organizations works through the use of DevOps practices. The participants in this course will work with others in real workshops where they will gain insight into real DevOps practices that are fundamental to the adoption of DevOps. The participants in this class do not need to possess the technical skills needed to use the tools used in DevOps, but they do need to understand how these tools are used together to tie together the building blocks of DevOps.

Prerequisites

None

Duration

1 Day

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to introduce Specification by Example (BDD/ATDD) to their organization
  • Introduce Value Stream Mapping in their organization
  • Comprehend the philosophies behind Lean Manufacturing and TQM
  • Explain the business advantages of adopting DevOps
  • Fully understand the cultural changes associated with DevOps
  • Evangelize the building blocks of DevOps

Course Topics

Topics addressed in the course include:

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • TQM
  • History of DevOps
  • Defining DevOps
  • Business Case for DevOps
  • Culture Change
  • Measurement and Metrics
  • Improve and Accelerate Delivery
  • Automatic Releasing
  • Apply Releases Incrementally and Iteratively
  • Monitoring
  • Decoupled Deployment and Release
  • Specification by Example
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Additional DevOps Benefits
  • Cutting Edge DevOps Practices
  • How to Introduce DevOps in your Organization

Course Code

  • ENG-003

Course Objectives

  • Show participants how to plant the seeds of DevOps in their organization
  • Provide the practical knowledge needed to be a DevOps innovator
  • Provide sufficient DevOps information in order for participants to introduce DevOps inside their organization

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