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DevOps Leader (DOL)



DevOps Leader (DOL)


Introduces new and innovative ways to organize and manage value streams  using DevOps practices. Tailored for those engaged in a DevOps evolution. 

The DevOps Leader course provides participants with a hands-on experience geared towards taking a transformational leadership approach and making a big impact within their organization by implementing DevOps. Leading people through a DevOps evolution requires new skills, tools, innovative thinking, and transformational leadership. Leadership across the organization must align and collaborate to break down silos and evolve the organization.

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 real-world scenarios and case studies. At the end of the course, participants will have tangible conclusions to use in their daily work such as Value Stream Mapping.

The course was developed by leveraging key sources of DevOps leadership to extract real-life best practices in leading DevOps initiatives and has been designed to teach key differences and emerging practices aligned with DevOps.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and earn the DevOps Leader (DOL)® certification.


At the end of this course students will have a practical understanding of:

  • DevOps and time to value
  • Mindset and mental models
  • Key differences between DevOps and traditional IT
  • Target operating models and organizational design
  • Performance, Rewards, and Motivation Management
  • Prepare investments cases
  • Focus on delivering value (outcomes)
  • Ideas for organizing workflows
  • Empowerment and participation
  • Define meaningful metrics
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Drive behavioral and cultural change

Student Profile

This course is designed for professionals including:

  • Anyone starting or leading a DevOps cultural transformation program
  • Anyone interested in IT leadership and organizational change approaches
  • Business managers
  • Agents of change
  • Consultants
  • Engineers
  • IT Directors
  • IT Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Systems integrators
  • Tool Providers


There are no prerequisites to attend this course, but students should have an understanding and knowledge of common DevOps terminology and concepts and related work experience.

Course Materials

Each student will receive a copy of the course documentation prepared by DevOps Institute.


Engaging and interactive course. Our instructors teach all course materials using the demonstrative method; the participants learn new concepts through exercises and real application practices.


At the end of the training session, students will be able to obtain the DevOps Institute DOL certification by successfully passing the DevOps Leader exam. Get the exam details.

Additionally, students will earn 16 credit hours for their attendance.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to students who attend the course for at least 75% of the duration.

Course Outline

  1. DevOps and transformational leadership
    1. Current DevOps Definitions
    2. DevOps benefits
    3. Transformational leadership
  2. Unlearn behaviors
    1. Psychological safety and neuroscience
    2. Mindset, mental models and cognitive biases
    3. Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and DevOps
  3. Become a DevOps organization
    1. How DevOps is different
    2. DevOps Kaizen
    3. Building safe environment
  4. Measure to learn
    1. Avoid measuring the target
    2. Create a current Value Stream Map
  5. Measure to improve
    1. Enhancement kata and experiments
    2. Create a future Value Stream Map
  6. Target operating models and organizational design
    1. Conway’s Law
    2. Desired DevOps outcomes
    3. DevOps TOM (Target Operating Model) design principles
  7. Articulate and socialize the vision
    1. Organizational change in large companies
    2. Empower people
    3. Transmission outside the organization
  8. Maintain energy and moment
    1. The DevOps business case
    2. Culture and climate
    3. High trust culture

Public Classes

Currently, we don't have any public sessions of this course scheduled. Please let us know if you are interested in adding a session.

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Course Details


JST 352


2 days

Delivery Mode

Virtual, Face-to-Face


DevOps Leader (DOL)

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