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DevOps Leader (DOL)

  • Length 2 days
  • Inclusions Exam voucher
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Why study this course

The DevOps Leader (DOL)® course introduces new and innovative ways to organise and manage value streams using DevOps practices. Tailored for those engaged in a DevOps evolution, it 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 DevOps evolution requires new skills, tools, innovative thinking, and transformational leadership. Leaders up, down and across an 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 and has been designed to teach the key differences and emerging practices for DevOps ways of working through leadership in a fast-paced DevOps and Agile environment.

Included with this course:

  • Learner Manual (excellent post-class reference)

  • Participation in unique exercises designed to apply concepts

  • Exam voucher

  • Sample documents, templates, tools and techniques

  • Access to additional value-added resources and communities


This course pricing includes an exam voucher to sit an online proctored exam through PeopleCert. A sample exam paper will be discussed during class to assist with preparation.

  • Open book

  • 60 minutes

  • 40 multiple-choice questions

  • Answer 26 questions correctly (65%) to pass and be designated as DevOps Leader certified

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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 organisational 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 behavioural change

DevOps Institute at Lumify Work

DevOps is the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration, and automation in order to improve the workflow 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.

Who is the course for?

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

Course subjects

DevOps and Transformational Leadership

  • Current Definitions of DevOps

  • Benefits of DevOps

  • Transformational Leadership

Unlearning Behaviours

  • 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

  • Organisational 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



  • An understanding and knowledge of common DevOps terminology and concepts

  • Sitting the DevOps Foundation course (or an equivalent) first will provide a good basis

  • Related work experience

PeopleCert DevOps Exams

DevOps Institute exams are now conducted via PeopleCert's online proctoring, with an improved web-based platform released in February 2024. Candidates can schedule their exam for any time within the voucher validity period of 12 months, to be taken anywhere, on any Windows or Mac computer. Live proctors will guide and invigilate the exam process. For full details please see PeopleCert's Guidelines for Web-Based Exam Driver.

To comply with PeopleCert requirements, Lumify Work cannot provide DevOps Institute training courses without the corresponding official exam.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work 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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