DevOps Leader (DevOps Institute)

The DevOps Leader course is a unique and practical experience for participants who want to take a transformational leadership approach and make an impact within their organization by implementing DevOps. Leading people through a cultural transformation requires new skills, innovative thinking, and transformational leadership. Leaders up, down and across the IT organization must align and collaborate to break down silos and evolve the organization. The course highlights the human dynamics of 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 when back in the office such as understanding Value Stream Mapping. This course prepares you for the DevOps Leader (DOL) certification. This course may earn a Credly Badge.

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Learning Objectives

The learning objectives for DOL include a practical understanding of:

  • DevOps and time to market
  • The business and IT perspectives
  • Key differences between DevOps IT and traditional IT
  • Planning and organizing
  • Understanding performance and culture
  • Measurement differences
  • Designing a DevOps organization
  • Focusing on what matters
  • Ideas for organizing workflows
  • Sharing information
  • Defining meaningful metrics
  • Value stream mapping
  • The Spotify Squad model
  • Managing culture change
  • Popular tools and key practices
  • Putting it all together


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Course Introduction
  • Course Goals
  • Course Agenda
  • 2 - DevOps and Transformational Leadership
  • Current Definitions of DevOps
  • Benefits of DevOps
  • Transformational Leadership
  • 3 - Unlearning Behaviors
  • Psychological Safety and Neuroscience
  • Mindset, Mental Models and Cognitive Bias
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and DevOps
  • 4 - Becoming a DevOps organization
  • How DevOps Differs
  • DevOps Kaizen
  • Building Safety In
  • 5 - Measure to Learn
  • Avoiding Measure to Target
  • Creating a Current Value Stream Map
  • 6 - Measure to Improve
  • The Improvement Kata and Experiments
  • Creating a Future Value Stream Map
  • 7 - Target Operating Models and Organizational Design
  • Conway's Law
  • Desired Outcomes of DevOps
  • DevOps TOM Design Principles
  • 8 - Articulating and Socializing Vision
  • Organizational Change in Large Enterprises
  • Empowering People
  • Broadcasting Outside of Your Organization
  • 9 - Maintaining Energy and Momentum
  • The DevOps Business Case
  • Culture and Climate
  • A High-Trust Culture
  • Kolb’s Learning Styles
  • 10 - Additional Sources of Information
  • Exam Preparations
  • Exam Requirements, Question Weighting, and Terminology List
  • Sample Exam Review
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    The target audience for the DevOps Leader course are professionals including:

    Anyone starting or leading a DevOps cultural transformation program

    Anyone interested in modern IT leadership and organizational change approaches

    Business Managers

    Business Stakeholders

    Change Agents


    DevOps Consultants

    DevOps Engineers

    IT Directors

    IT Managers

    IT Team Leaders

    Lean Coaches


    Product Owners

    Scrum Masters

    System Integrators

    Tool Providers


    Other Prerequisites

    The DevOps Foundation certification is a prerequisite for DevOps Leader to ensure participants are aligned with the baseline DevOps definitions and principles.

    DevOps Leader (DevOps Institute)

    Course Length : 2 Days

    Many of our courses are subsidised by HRDA up to 80% and are split over multiple sessions. Please contact us to provide you with a quote

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