DevOps Leader

Introduces new and innovative ways to organize and manage value streams using DevOps practices. Tailored for those engaged in a DevOps evolution.


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 DevOps evolution
requires new skills, tools, innovative thinking, and transformational leadership. Leaders
up, down and across an 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.

The course was developed by leveraging key DevOps leadership sources to extract
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.
This certification positions learners to successfully complete the DevOps Leader exam.

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

    • 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
    • Consultants
    • DevOps Consultants
    • DevOps Engineers
    • IT Directors
    • IT Managers
    • IT Team Leaders
    • Lean Coaches
    • Practitioners
    • Product Owners
    • Scrum Masters
    • System Integrators
    • Tool Providers

After attending the class, you will have an understanding of:

    • DevOps and time to value

    • Mindset and mental models

    • Key differences between DevOps IT and traditional IT

    • Target operating models and organizational design

    • Performance management, rewards and motivation

    • Preparing investment cases

    • Focusing on value outcomes

    • Ideas for organizing workflows

    • Empowerment and participation

    • Defining meaningful metrics

    • Value stream mapping

    • Driving cultural and behavioral change

An understanding and knowledge of common DevOps terminology and concepts and
related work experience are recommended.

  • Analyzing your Role as a Product  Manager in the Lean Enterprise

  • Continuously Exploring Markets and Users

  • Driving Strategy with Market Segmentation

  • Using Empathy to Drive Design

  • Defining Product Strategy and Vision

  • Creating Roadmaps to Build Solutions

  • Delivering Value

  • Managing Value Stream Economics

  • Creating Innovation in the Value Stream

Class registration includes:

  • Sixteen (16) hours of instructor-led training and exercise facilitation
  • Learner Manual (excellent post-class reference)
  • Participation in unique exercises designed to apply concepts
  • Sample documents, templates, tools and techniques
  • Access to additional value-added resources and communities
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the DevOps Leader (DOL) exam

Attendees must all class days of the course to be eligible to take the exam.

There is no annual renewal!

  • 16 PMI PDUs (Although DOI has not currently been issued an official code to submit for PMI PDU credit, you can submit for credit successfully by way of the “Other” category at the PMI website. Essentially, 1 PDU credit per hour of instructor-led training)

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