Agile-Driven DevOps

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. 

2 days/16 hours of instruction
Education Credits
14 PDUs
14 Technical PDUs
14 PDUs
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GSA Price: $1640

Group Rate: $1650

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Part 1: The Case for Agile-Driven DevOps

  1. The heritage of Agile and DevOps
  2. The business case for DevOps
  3. Common Agile DevOps principles
  4. Goals of Agile DevOps
  5. Understanding the overall value chain

Exercise: Defining your goals

Part 2: Critical Principles of Agile & Scrum

  1. Effective and quick response to change
  2. Feedback loops
  3. Adaptation of work
  4. Cross-functional roles
  5. Continuous Integration
  6. Timeboxing
  7. Velocity tracking
  8. Linking work to end value
  9. Mindset and culture

Exercise: Agile maturity

Part 3: Transforming to Agile Culture

  1. Principles as foundation
  2. Principles translated to practices
  3. The critical role of culture
  4. What is a DevOps culture?
  5. Top practices for transforming culture
  6. A new way to fail

Exercise: Assessing cultural profile

Part 4: Sprints – Agile Practices Applied

  1. Planning
  2. Vision
  3. Roadmaps
  4. Running a sprint
  5. Maintaining a backlog
  6. Grooming a backlog
  7. Retrospectives
  8. Velocity and velocity tracking
  9. Stakeholder roles

Exercise: An operational sprint simulation

Part 5: Agile roles in DevOps

  1. Ownership
  2. Change management
  3. Operations
  4. Application owners
  5. Product owners
  6. Architects
  7. Administrators
  8. Executive sponsors

Exercise: What's your agile role?

Part 6: Agile Infrastructure

  1. Iterating operational work
  2. Scrum teams in Ops
  3. Unified IT retrospectives
  4. Designing infrastructure goals
  5. Matching infrastructure to application goals
  6. Cloud engineering: a primer
  7. Reducing skills-based silos
  8. Tools for implementing agile infrastructure

Part 7: Kaizen and Continuous Improvement

  1. Schooling teams on entropy
  2. Common organizational goals
  3. The incremental approach to Kaizen
  4. How to drive the ethic into the team
  5. Signs of success and failure

Exercise: Kaizen components – true or false

Part 8: Kanban – Tracking Operational and Project Work

  1. The Kanban system
  2. Kanban roots: gaining perspective
  3. Visualizing work
  4. Push vs. pull stimulus
  5. Lean principles
  6. Work in Progress (WIP)
  7. Queues and buffers
  8. Bottlenecks
  9. Blocked Work

Part 9: Waste and Application of Lean Principles

  1. Overproduction
  2. Work in Progress (WIP)
  3. Overburdening of teams
  4. Time available (idle states or waiting)
  5. Processing
  6. Inventory, stock, unused assets
  7. Handoffs and movement of work
  8. Defects
  9. Latent skill

Exercise: Identifying waste

Part 10: Scalability

  1. Linking business value to operational work
  2. Scaled Agile principles for increased capacity
  3. Automation and scaled infrastructure
  4. Prioritization
  5. Throttling operational work
  6. Dissolving operational silos

Part 11: Going Back to Work with a Plan

  1. Identifying your goals
  2. Next steps
  3. Open forum and real-world discussion

This DevOps workshop is designed for the following job roles in mind:

  • 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
  • Anyone looking to expand Agile DevOps practices

Agile-Driven DevOps Schedule

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