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Intro to DevOps (1 day Bootcamp)

We’ll take a look at establishing a common definition of DevOps and understand why DevOps is so important.  Through case studies, we’ll see that high performing organizations are using DevOps as a competitive advantage.  Don’t be left behind!  In addition, this class will teach the keys to fostering a culture for successful DevOps implementations, and give you a roadmap to get started. Finally, this class will help you understand the tools necessary to automate your processes for maximum efficiency.  We’ll put all the pieces of the puzzle together for you.

  • Discover what DevOps is and is not

  • Learn how other organizations are using DevOps concepts to gain competitive advantage

  • Understand the tools that can help you automate processes

  • Learn tips and techniques for changing your culture to support DevOps

  • Understand why DevOps is important and why high-performing IT organizations are rushing to implement DevOps concepts

  • Review case studies to understand exactly how companies are achieving DevOps success

  • Learn how to optimize, rethink, and re-engineer your IT processes to deliver value to your customers faster than ever!

  • Take Agile to the next Level – end to end processes with all IT groups

  • Understand the metrics you should be focusing on

  • Get real-world examples that work


  1. Introduction​

    1. The Goal of DevOps

  2. Establish Goals and Current State

  3. What Is DevOps?

    1. Background and History

    2. Symptoms and Problems in Today’s Environment

    3. The IT Core Chronic Conflict

    4. DevOps Roles

    5. DevOps Defined

    6. Core Concepts

  4. Ball Point Game

  5. Why Do DevOps?

    1. Driving Factors

    2. Amazon’s Process: A Case Study

    3. State of DevOps Report

    4. Manufacturing and DevOps

  6. DevOps at Microsoft – a Case Study

    1. Dark Launches

    2. Feature Flags

    3. Agile to DevOps

    4. Branching

    5. Teams

    6. Live Site Culture

  7. How Does DevOps Work

    1. Continuous Integration

    2. Continuous Deployment

    3. Continuous Delivery

    4. Continuous Testing

    5. Continuous Monitoring

    6. Automation

    7. Kanban End-to-End

  8. Penny Game

  9. Culture and DevOps

    1. People and Trust

    2. Resilience

    3. Engagement is Key

    4. Change the Metrics!

    5. Law of Motivation

    6. Keys to Successful DevOps Culture

  10. DISC Assessment

  11. Tool Time

    1. Build Automation

    2. Test Automation

    3. Deployment Automation

    4. Environment Provisioning

    5. Automated Feedback and Monitoring

  12. DevOps Assessment

  13. Summary and Next Steps


In-Class Exercises: (short description of each exercise)

  • Individual and Team Goals – Identifying current issues and goals

  • The Ball Point Game – Creative team game to learn about process optimization

  • The Penny Game – see how Kanban and batch sizes affect delivery

  • DISC Assessment – personality / culture exercise

  • DevOps Assessment – Where Are We?

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