IT transformation is happening in the most productive IT shops in the country. The recipe for revolutionizing technical workflow is clear.
For decades there have been big disconnects between the different roles of the IT shop. We struggle with inherent barriers between development projects and the stable infrastructure needed to deploy and run products. Applications get completed and tested in insulated internal environments without adequate collaboration between production IT staff and infrastructure administrators. Unforeseen challenges plague the production environment, wreaking havoc with deadlines, deliverables, and ultimately the business mission. Security is often a wet blanket at best, and an afterthought at worst. In the meantime, huge backlogs of work and technical debt pile up, chronically eroding the efficiency and agility of the business’ IT capability.
What is DevOps…Really?
In a way, “DevOps” is a funny name for it. Transforming IT capability from an unpredictable cost center to an agile source of business value is about much more than just connecting Development to Operations. But along the way, the lessons of good development – agility, iterating, collaborating, strong teams – do come full circle to combine with proven tools and practices from the highest-performing IT operations teams.
The DevOps mentality consists of three foundational components: culture, tools, and structured collaborative practices. Cross-functionality of teams is critical, as is ongoing support from leadership and management. Automation and high-efficiency tools support everything. But above all, the essential ingredient is the transformation in mentality of your IT teams from a focus on individual job roles to one of unified team mission. That transformation requires trust, new processes, and a tangible plan to move away from the blame and defensive tendencies that plague technical teams. It requires speed, high visibility, and an agile mentality across all of IT – not just development teams.
Learn to implement the DevOps recipe in your own IT teams.
This three-day DevOps Implementation training class is loaded with practical real-world tools and techniques. From the nation’s largest agile development trainers comes a comprehensive program to get you started on the road to DevOps success. You will leave this course fully literate in the whole array of available DevOps tools and lessons, ready to select what’s right for you and chart a path to holistic long-term IT success in your own organization.
Get Real-World Tools and Resources You Can Use Immediately.
This DevOps Implementation training boot camp sends you back to work with immediately useful roadmaps, tech tools and process templates you can use to implement DevOps excellence in your IT projects.
You’ll go back to work with the following resources:
- The “DevOps Toolbox Reference Kit” a catalog of resources with descriptions and guidance on more than 80 open-source and proprietary tools to help your IT teams succeed
- A pre-written business case you can take back to executives and leadership which explains the value proposition of DevOps and provides guidance on practical implementation
- A trio of key DevOps references:
- The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, George Spafford and Kevin Behr
- Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation by Jez Humble and David Farley
- Team Geek by Brian W. Fitzpatrick
Immediate Benefits of Attending this DevOps Implementation Training:
- Learn to leverage infrastructure automation using the leading configuration tools: Chef, Puppet, Ansible and SaltStack
- Chart a path to continuous IT operations in your own organization
- Transform IT from an unpredictable cost center to a strategic source of business value and competitive advantage
- Implement a cultural transformation plan to unify teams behind a business mission
- Learn how to continuously monitor capacity and operations
- Map and visualize IT workflow to eliminate bottlenecks and streamline capacity
- Prioritize preventative work and structured paydown of technical debt – leave class ready to isolate and catalog issues, get them on the backlog and begin improving overall quality of IT operations
- Implement a plan for leadership participation and transformation of the IT mentality
- Learn to implement Kanban for operational IT work – visualize and manage the IT workflow pipeline
- Track and manage Work in Progress (WIP) so you can tune your production work to its greatest efficiency
- Implement a real-world plan to break down siloes between different IT departments
- Learn how to spot positive feedback loops in IT work, and capitalize on them to boost efficiency
- Evangelize the DevOps mentality when you return to work with our pre-written “DevOps Business Case” for company leaders and executives
- Learn techniques to effectively communicate the progress and results of your DevOps efforts to management
- Learn a practical process for integrating product quality “at the source,” reducing reliance on backend QA and reactive measures to quality issues
- Get real-world techniques for implementing agile concepts into infrastructure management and the production environment
- In-class discussion on the state of IaaS and PaaS, and expert updates on which cloud capabilities you should be aware of or considering
- Take back our exclusive “DevOps Toolbox” resource kit – including three definitive books on modernizing and unifying your IT capabilities and a directory of technical tools
- Become literate in a DevOps toolbox: Agile practices, real-time version control, configuration management, containerization and automation tools for infrastructure, monitoring and application deployment