DOI DevOps – DevOps Leader Certificate Program (DOL®)

All courses listed are available in a Self-Paced Study Format. Courses are also available On Demand, meaning the course can be scheduled and delivered as a dedicated corporate group session, based on a minimum number of students per session. For On Demand courses, please contact us for more information.

Course Overview

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.

Prerequisites

  • An understanding and knowledge of common DevOps terminology and concepts and
    related work experience are recommended.
  • Successfully passing (65%) the 60-minute open-book 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 DevOps Institute.
  • Candidates will have two years from the date their certification was earned or renewed to complete the Continuing Education program requirements to remain certified – see https://www.devopsinstitute.com/continuing-education/ for more information

Program Objectives

The learning objectives for DOL include a practical 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

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

Learner Materials

  • Digital learner material (excellent post-class reference), sample documents, sample exam, templates, exercises, tools and techniques
  • Access to additional sources of information and communities
  • Certification exam voucher

Duration

This is a 2 day course when run as an instructor-led course, with an exam voucher issued for students to schedule their exams at a date/time/location that is convenient for them once the course has completed.