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DevOps Leader (DOL)

  • Length 2 days
  • Price $2200 inc GST
  • Inclusions Exam voucher
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Why study this course

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 organisation by implementing DevOps. Leading people through a cultural transformation requires new skills, innovative thinking, and transformational leadership. Leaders up, down and across the IT organisation must align and collaborate to break down silos and evolve the organisation.

This 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.

This course was developed by leveraging key DevOps leadership sources to extract real-life best practices in leading DevOps initiatives, such as the Spotify Squad Model, and has been designed to teach the key differences and emerging practices for cultural transformation through leadership in a fast-paced DevOps and Agile environment.

ExaminationThis course pricing includes an exam voucher to sit an online proctored exam through the DevOps Institute. The voucher is valid for 90 days. A sample exam paper will be discussed during class to assist with preparation.

  • Closed book

  • 90 minutes

  • 40 multiple-choice questions

  • Answer 26 questions correctly (65%) to pass and be awarded the DevOps Leader Certificate

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What you’ll learn

Participants will develop 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 organising workflows

  • Empowerment and participation

  • Defining meaningful metrics

  • Value stream mapping

  • Driving cultural and behavioral change

DevOps Institute at DDLS

DevOps is the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. DevOps certifications are offered by the DevOps Institute (DOI), which brings enterprise level DevOps training and certification to the IT market.

Stay ahead of the technology curve

Don’t let your tech outpace the skills of your people

Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

Ahead of the technology curve

No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

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 organisational 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

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 853 276.

Course subjects

Course Introduction

  • Course Goals

  • Course Agenda

DevOps and Transformational Leadership

  • Current Definitions of DevOps

  • Benefits of DevOps

  • Transformational Leadership

Unlearning Behaviors

  • Psychological Safety and Neuroscience

  • Mindset, Mental Models and Cognitive Bias

  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and DevOps

Becoming a DevOps Organisation

  • How DevOps Differs

  • DevOps Kaizen

  • Building Safety In

Measure to Learn

  • Avoiding Measure to Target

  • Creating a Current Value Stream Map

Measure to Improve

  • The Improvement Kata and Experiments

  • Creating a Future Value Stream Map

Target Operating Models and Organisational Design

  • Conway’s Law

  • Desired Outcomes of DevOps

  • DevOps TOM Design Principles

Articulating and Socialising Vision

  • Organizational Change in Large Enterprises

  • Empowering People

  • Broadcasting Outside of Your Organisation

Maintaining Energy and Momentum

  • The DevOps Business Case

  • Culture and Climate

  • A High-Trust Culture

Additional Sources of Information

Exam Preparations

  • Exam Requirements, Question Weighting, and Terminology List

  • Sample Exam Review


There are no mandatory prerequisites for this course. We do however recommend that participants sit the DevOps Foundation course (or an equivalent) as there is an expectation that the fundamental concepts of DevOps are well understood prior to attending this course.


This course has pre-reading or other preparation requirements which should be completed before you commence your course with us.

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Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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