Agile-Driven DevOps Workshop (DOADW)

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About this Course

Teach your teams to manage infrastructure, operations, and production work the Agile way with Agile DevOps training. A true DevOps transformation starts by driving the principles and practices of agility beyond development teams to everyone involved in the IT value chain.
Successful DevOps transformation starts with top-to-bottom agility throughout your entire organization.

Despite the widespread success of Agile development practices, success is limited if Agile practices do not reach beyond development teams to deploy products delivering measurable value. Scalability, continuous integration, and ongoing maintenance in the production environment are just as critical to organizational success as the development effort itself.

In the quest for end-to-end value, DevOps has arisen as a professional movement which is both a reaction to and an expansion of Agile success. As agility increases speed and quality with which development teams produce features and products, it creates challenges for other departments tasked with deploying and maintaining them. DevOps transformation is the key to bridging these organizational gaps and resolving bottlenecks and handoff challenges in the value chain.

In this two-day, hands-on Agile DevOps training course, you will learn to apply Agile practices which enable organizational DevOps transformation.

Before new engineering or automation tools can be effective, DevOps success starts with Agile culture and practices — applied in development teams and beyond. This two-day Agile DevOps training course teaches Agile skills which can be applied to both development and every other role in the value chain of a product or feature. This Agile DevOps training course will increase the agility and effectiveness of anyone who plays a part in delivering, deploying or maintaining Agile projects.

Who should attend

  • IT Managers, Directors or Team Leads
  • System Administrators
  • Application Developers and Managers
  • Application Development Manager
  • Business Analysts
  • IT Operations Staff
  • Anyone involved in release or feature planning
  • IT Stakeholders
  • Engineers
  • Product Owners

Outline: Agile-Driven DevOps Workshop (DOADW)

Module 1: The Case for Agile-Driven DevOps

  • The heritage of Agile and DevOps
  • The business case for DevOps
  • Common Agile and DevOps principles
  • Goals of Agile and DevOps
  • Understanding the overall value chain
  • Exercise: Defining your goals

Module 2: Critical Principles of Agile & Scrum

  • Effective and quick response to change
  • Feedback loops
  • Adaptation of work
  • Cross-functional roles
  • Continuous Integration
  • Timeboxing
  • Velocity tracking
  • Linking work to end value
  • Mindset and culture
  • Exercise: Agile maturity

Module 3: Transforming to Agile Culture

  • Principles as foundation
  • Principles translated to practices
  • The critical role of culture
  • What is a DevOps culture?
  • Top practices for transforming culture
  • A new way to fail
  • Exercise: Assessing cultural profile

Module 4: Sprints: Agile Practices Applied

  • Planning
  • Vision
  • Roadmaps
  • Running a sprint
  • Maintaining a backlog
  • Grooming a backlog
  • Retrospectives
  • Velocity and velocity tracking
  • Stakeholder roles
  • Exercise: An operational sprint simulation

Module 5: Agile roles in DevOps

  • Ownership
  • Change management
  • Operations
  • Application owners
  • Product owners
  • Architects
  • Administrators
  • Executive sponsors
  • Exercise: What's your agile role?

Module 6: Agile Infrastructure

  • Iterating operational work
  • Scrum teams in Ops
  • Unified IT retrospectives
  • Designing infrastructure goals
  • Matching infrastructure to application goals
  • Cloud engineering: a primer
  • Reducing skills-based silos
  • Tools for implementing agile infrastructure

Module 7: Kaizen and Continuous Improvement

  • Schooling teams on entropy
  • Common organizational goals
  • The incremental approach to Kaizen
  • How to drive the ethic into the team
  • Signs of success and failure
  • Exercise: Kaizen components: true or false

Module 8: Kanban: Tracking Operational and Project Work

  • The Kanban system
  • Kanban roots: gaining perspective
  • Visualizing work
  • Push vs. pull stimulus
  • Lean principles
  • Work in Progress (WIP)
  • Queues and buffers
  • Bottlenecks
  • Blocked Work

Module 9: Waste and Application of Lean Principles

  • Overproduction
  • Work in Progress (WIP)
  • Overburdening of teams
  • Time available (idle states or waiting)
  • Processing
  • Inventory, stock, unused assets
  • Handoffs and movement of work
  • Defects
  • Latent skill
  • Exercise: Identifying waste

Module 10: Scalability

  • Linking business value to operational work
  • Scaled Agile principles for increased capacity
  • Automation and scaled infrastructure
  • Prioritization
  • Throttling operational work
  • Dissolving operational silos

Module 11: Going Back to Work with a Plan

  • Identifying your goals
  • Next steps
  • Open forum and real-world discussion
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

  • United States: US$ 1,595
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Online Training

Duration 3 days

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