DevOps Leader

Jan | Feb | Mar 2022
2 Days
Online Live | Onsite


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.
This course prepares you for the DevOps Leader (DOL) ® certification.


  • 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


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


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


  • Course Goals
  • Course Agenda
  • What is DevOps?
  • Why Do DevOps
  • Companies Doing DevOps
  • The Magic Equation
  • What Sets DevOps IT apart from Traditional IT
  • How DevOps IT is Organized Differently
  • How to Perform to a Different Standard
  • How to Use Different Measurements
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Redesigning an Organization for DevOps
  • Design Principles
  • Focus
  • Work
  • Information
  • Metrics
  • What is Value Stream Mapping?
  • Why do we need to use this Framework?
  • Types of Maps
  • How to Create a Value Stream Map?
  • Types of Data to Collect
  • How to Handle Exceptions
  • Conway’s Law
  • The Problem with Silos
  • Spotify’s Squad Organization Model (Structure, Roles)
  • Squads
  • Tribes
  • Chapters
  • Guilds
  • How to Re-organize in Order to Move to this Model
  • What is Culture and How Does it Impact Performance?
  • Types of IT Culture
  • Cultural Traits of a DevOps Organization
  • How to Manage Change
  • Types of IT Culture
  • What is a DevOps Culture
  • How to Manage Change
  • The Three Phases of Change
  • Types of Changes that need to be implemented
  • DevOps Tools Periodic Table
  • Top DevOps Tool Categories
  • Common and Popular Practices
  • Exam Requirements
  • Question Weighting and Terminology List
  • Sample Exam Review


Mark Steele

Mark is certified trainer with 20+ years of experience in gulf and London. He has trained batches, corporates, individuals and companies from all over the world.

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