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DevOps Leader Certification Boot Camp (DOL)

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ASPE is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider of business analysis training. Select Project Delivery courses offer IIBA continuing development units (CDU) in accordance with IIBA standards.


Select courses offer Leadership (PDU-L), Strategic (PDU-S) and Technical PMI professional development units that vary according to certification. Technical PDUs are available in the following types: ACP, PBA, PfMP, PMP/PgMP, RMP, and SP.


The DevOps Leader certification 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. Successfully passing (65%) the 90-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the candidate’s designation as a certified DevOps Leader (DOL). The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute.

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
Value stream mapping
Upcoming Dates and Locations
All Live Online times are listed in Eastern Time Guaranteed To Run

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Course Outline

Course Introduction

  1. Course Goals
  2. Course Agenda

Module 1: DevOps and Transformational Leadership

  1. Current Definitions of DevOps
  2. Benefits of DevOps
  3. Transformational Leadership

Module 2: Unlearning Behaviors

  1. Psychological Safety and Neuroscience
  2. Mindset, Mental Models and Cognitive Bias
  3. Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and DevOps

Module 3: Becoming a DevOps Organization

  1. How DevOps Differs
  2. DevOps Kaizen
  3. Building Safety In

Module 4: Measure to Learn

  1. Avoiding Measure to Target
  2. Creating a Current Value Stream Map

Module 5: Measure to Improve

  1. The Improvement Kata and Experiments
  2. Creating a Future Value Stream Map

Module 6: Target Operating Models and Organizational Design

  1. Conway's Law
  2. DevOps TOM Design Principles

Module 7: Articulating and Socializing Vision

  1. Organizational Change in Large Enterprises
  2. Empowering People
  3. Broadcasting Outside of Your Organization

Module 8: Maintaining Energy and Momentum

  1. The DevOps Business Case
  2. Culture and Climate
  3. A High-Trust Culture

Exam Preparations

  1. Exam Requirements, Question Weighting, and Terminology List
  2. Sample Exam Review
Who should attend
  • 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

Participants should have baseline knowledge and understanding of common DevOps definitions and principles. Recommended to pre-courses to take:  DevOps Foundation Certification or Introduction to DevOps.

Although it is not mandatory, students who have completed the self-paced  Fundamentals of DevOps eLearning course have found it very helpful when completing this course.