DevOps Implementation Boot Camp

  • Anyone in an IT leadership role
  • CIOs / CTOs
  • System administrators
  • IT operations staff
  • Release engineers
  • Configuration managers
  • Anyone involved with IT infrastructure
  • Developers and application team leads
  • ScrumMasters
  • Software managers and team leads
  • IT Project and program managers
  • Product owners and managers

Please contact us for information about prerequisites.

Expected Duration
3 day


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 are completed and tested in insulated internal environments without adequate collaboration between production IT staff and infrastructure administrators.

Unforeseen challenges plague the production environment and wreak 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, which chronically erode the efficiency and agility of the business’ IT capability.

The grassroots DevOps movement has been a force for change in the face of these challenges. Although there’s no simple definition for DevOps, over the past few years the “DevOps recipe” has become clear. It’s time to put that recipe to work in your own teams.


Introduction: DevOps More than just Dev and Ops

1. High-Performance IT Organizations

2. Core Chronic Conflict

  • Silos of job function vs. alignment of mission
  • Waste, batching and flow

3. Where DevOps Came From

  • The Lean Movement
  • Toyota, total quality, & Deming
  • The Agile Movement
  • The Continuous Delivery Movement

Exercise: IT Lifecycles Points of Pain

Maturing a DevOps Practice in the Enterprise

1. The Cultural Component

  • Culture vs. individual work
  • How to present the business case to leadership
  • How to keep leadership involved
  • How to dissolve operational silos over time

2. Patterns You Can Follow

  • Lean startup teams
  • Collaboration tools
  • Automate everything you can
  • Key tooling and automation groups
  • Reserve time for improvement

3. Eliminating Waste

  • Detecting uneven demand
  • Resolving overburdened teams
  • Applying waste principles and management to IT

4. The Involvement Principles

  • Information security principles

5. Security

  • Security management and process
  • Integrating security priorities with the rest of IT
  • Transforming security from a cost center to an equity builder
  • Resolving stakeholder conflicts

Exercise: The Involvement Process

6. Automation

  • Benefits of automation: What to expect
  • Disruptions of automation
  • How to prevent new bottlenecks
  • Automating deployments
  • Leveling workflow around automation tools
  • Where should you automate

Exercise: Choosing a Value Stream

7. Selecting the Value Stream to Start With

8. Value Stream Mapping

  • Exercise: Value Stream Mapping

9. Plan the Transformation

10. Product and Organization Architecture

Your DevOps Journey: Optimize Flow

1. Principles of Flow

  • Tracking flow in the enterprise environment

2. Infrastructure as Code

  • Infrastructure configuration management
  • Configuration management tools examples: Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt
  • Models with proven enterprise track records
  • Where to target value with IaaS

Exercise: Agile Infrastructure

3. Deployment Pipeline

  • Moving towards continuous deployments
  • Deployment tools examples: Jenkins and Maven
  • Iteration and frequency
  • Changing handoff procedure
  • Shared version control
  • Version control tools examples: Git and Github
  • Artifact management tools examples: Artifactory and Nexus
  • Infrastructure as code results

Discussion: Automating Deployment Pipelines

4. Automated Testing

  • Testing tools examples: Selenium, Cucumber, and TDD toolsets
  • Code quality and security scanning
  • Examples: SonarQube

5. Continuous Integration

6. Containerization

  • Containerization tools examples: Docker and Kubernetes

7. Architecture for Reduced Risk Deployments and IT Ops

  • Microservices
  • The strangler pattern
  • Blue-green deployment pattern
  • Virtualization and the cloud

Case Study: Conway’s Law and AWS

8. Change Review and Coordination

Case Study: Service Architecture

Your DevOps Journey: Amplify Feedback

1. Principles of Feedback

2. Telemetry: Metrics, Monitoring, Alerting

  • System monitoring tools examples: Nagios, Monit, and PagerDuty
  • How to choose tools and analyze their costs
  • Building M&M into operational processes
  • Log aggregation and tools example: Splunk
  • How to use alerts to boost efficiency
  • Metrics

3. Using Telemetry to Anticipate Problems

4. Feedback for Safe Deployment of Code

5. Hypothesis-Driven Development

Exercise: Principles of Feedback

Your DevOps Journey: Continual Learning and Experimentation

1. Principles of Continuous Learning

  • Knowledge management tools
  • More principles

2. Learning Culture

  • Westrums organizational typologies
  • Blameless postmortems

3. Innovation Culture

  • Rehearsing failures
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Reserve time for organizational learning

Conclusion and Charting Your Course

1. Review

2. Charting Your Course

  • Establishing a timeline

3. Open Discussion



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