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DevOps Thinking

Trends in DevOps

  • Augmenting the benefits of Agile through DevOps
  • Refining the definition of DevOps for better outcomes
  • Asserting the core objectives of modern DevOps

DevOps culture

  • Establishing the core foundations of system thinking
  • Enabling communication between development and operations
  • Developing a Kaizen culture for continuous improvement

Roles in DevOps

Team structure

  • Growing collaborative teams
  • Creating an automation culture

Governance

  • Defining governance to balance agility and rigor
  • Dealing with formal operation requirements

Scripting Configuration Management

Version management

  • Keeping strict control through ubiquitous commits
  • Designing infrastructure as code

Configuration items

  • Enforcing controls through itemization
  • Computerizing dependencies through configuration controls
  • Leveraging tools for low-risk

Real-Time Feedback through Continuous Integration

Objectives and principles

  • Developing rapid feedback loops through CI
  • Aligning DevOps to the CI principles

Mastering CI practices

  • Reducing risks through frequent commits
  • Keeping the build healthy as a primary control of integrity
  • Automating inspections and tests for better control
  • Automating the build process for continuous feedback

Efficient Operations through Continuous Delivery

CD mindset

  • Removing the complexity of deployment through software
  • Delineating CI and CD to achieve complementary objectives

Principles of CD

  • Creating a repeatable process for constant quality
  • Automating end to end for hands-free operations
  • Augmenting ROI through incremental improvements

Leveraging leading CD practices

  • Reducing deployment time through single builds
  • Ensuring consistency through a unified deployment process

Deployment pipeline

  • Organizing a deployment pipeline to optimize code to production time
  • Gating code changes through code staging
  • Reducing Risks with roll-back capabilities
  • Adjusting the pipeline for on-premise, SaaS, and new deployment models

Ensuring Quality with Test Automation

DevOps involvement in Test Automation

  • Ensuring the pipeline delivers on Test Automation benefits
  • Influencing test automation practices through DevOps capabilities

Test types and defect management

  • Automating the testing at multiple levels
  • Automating test defect management for faster corrections

Optimizing Infrastructure Costs

Optimizing infrastructure

  • Using virtual environment to maximize efficiency
  • Using the cloud to lower HW dependence
  • Monitoring systems for high availability

Data management

  • Dealing with database level upgrades
  • Managing Test Data as a configuration Item

Introduction to Lean–Agile Principles

Recognizing Lean–Agile benefits

  • Articulating Lean–Agile objectives
  • Defining trends in the Lean–Agile movement
  • Choosing the right project management techniques

Key frameworks and toolkits

  • Applicability of principles within the organization
  • Adapting quickly through Lean–Agile techniques
  • Optimizing systematically through a Lean–Agile culture

Running Agile Projects through Iterations

Introducing the Agile project life cycle

  • Enabling value–centric scope management
  • Defining the project roles and responsibilities
  • Powering feedback through small batch iterations

Agile Project Management

  • Estimating the project backlog
  • Working through paced increments
  • Ensuring transparency through visual reporting
  • Planning through velocity management

Enforcing a Lean–Agile behavior

  • Applying the franchised start–up model
  • Proving results with empirical evidence
  • Inviting the feedback of real users
  • Building knowledge through measures and retrospectives

Implementing Lean–Agile Enterprise Governance

Driving decisions with Agile portfolio management

  • Deciding on projects through portfolio planning
  • Delivering business cases with an Agile charter
  • Managing priorities through a value matrix

Releasing at the program level

  • Managing interdependent work items across teams
  • Reviewing the outcome of cross–team iterations
  • Tracking benefits with burn–up charts

Making value–driven decisions

  • Prioritizing decisions through a customer–driven approach
  • Driving decisions with real customer data
  • Embracing changes in the value stream

Managing Lean Operations

Optimizing operations

  • Removing waste through Muda analysis
  • Applying the theory of constraints
  • Defining standardized work

Focusing on value creation

  • Creating order through the 5S methodology
  • Measuring and analyzing productivity for better results
  • Designing for quality

Empowering Teams

Fine–tuning people management practices

  • Exploring the human side of change
  • Creating motivated teams through an engagement model
  • Building the case for autonomation

Reshaping the organization

  • Transitioning to self–managing teams
  • Scaling Lean–Agile within the organization

Learning as the basis of knowledge

  • Accelerating returns through accumulated know–how
  • Building learning in the value chain

Continuous Improvement

Striving for perfection in operations and design

  • Making incremental improvements with the 5 Whys technique
  • Improving the value–chain with Kaizen

Designing and tuning processes for value

  • Innovating through Kaikaku thinking
  • Preventing errors through Poka–Yoke principles
  • Building–in quality through in–process testing

Developing A New Lean–Agile Culture

Planning a practical and realistic transition

  • Pacing changes in a Lean–Agile transformation
  • Achieving excellence in product development practices
  • Integrating agility across departments

Structuring the management framework

  • Staying realistic with on–the–floor management
  • Embedding Lean–Agile for the long–term
  • Identifying and avoiding the common Lean–Agile pitfalls
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