This course is designed for participants who are engaged in the design, implementation, and management of DevOps deployment pipelines and toolchains that support Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing and potentially Continuous Deployment. The course highlights underpinning processes, metrics, APls and cultural considerations with Continuous Delivery.
Key benefits of Continuous Delivery will be covered including increased velocity to assist organizations to respond to market changes rapidly, thus being able to outmaneuver competition, reduce risk and lower costs while releasing higher quality solutions. Increased productivity and employee morale by having more activities performed by pipelines instead of humans so teams can focus on vision while pipelines do the execution.
Built upon the principles and practices highlighted in bestselling books such as “Continuous Delivery,” “Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations,” and more written by thought leaders in the DevOps movement. The Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation course equips IT professionals with the broad-based competencies necessary in architecting and orchestrating effective and efficient automated deployment pipelines.
The course materials will include practical artifacts, templates, and lexicons collected by the author, Marc Hornbeek to assist learners post-class.
This certification positions learners to successfully complete the Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation (CDEF) exam.
The target audience for the Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Foundation course is anyone interested in learning about the principles of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, such as:
- Build Engineers
- Enterprise Architects
- IT Managers
- Maintenance and Support Staff
- Operational and Infrastructure Teams
- Project Managers
- QA Managers
- Release Managers and Engineers
- Software Developers
- Security Professionals
The learning objectives for CDEF include a practical understanding of:
- Goals, history, terminology, and pipeline
- The importance, practices, and transformation of a DevOps collaborative culture
- Design practices, such as modular design and microservices
- Continuous Integration (Cl), such as version control, builds, and remediation
- Tenets and best practices of Continuous Testing (CT)
- Continuous Delivery and Deployment (CD): packaging, containers, and release
- Continuous Monitoring (CM): monitoring and analysis infrastructure, process, and apps
- Infrastructure and tools: frameworks, tools, and infrastructure as code
- Security Assurance: DevSecOps
- The opportunity to hear and share real-life scenarios
- Course goals
- Course agenda
- Continuous delivery (CD) definition
- Architecting for continuous delivery
- Continuous delivery and DevOps
- Relationships between CD, Waterfall, Agile, ITIL, and DevOps
- Benefits of continuous delivery
- Importance of culture to the CD Architect
- What a CD Architect can do about culture
- How to maintain culture
- Assignment: DevOps culture and practices to create flow
Design Practices for Continuous Delivery
- Why design is important to continuous delivery
- CD Architect’s role in design
- Key design principles
- CD best practices
- Microservices and containers
- Continuous integration (CI) defined
- CD Architect’s role in CI
- Importance of CI
- Benefits of CI
- CI best practices
- Assignment: Optimizing CI workflows
- Continuous testing (CT) defined
- Importance of CT
- Benefits of CT
- CD Architect’s role in CT
- Five tenets of CT
- CT best practices
- Assignment: Handling environment inconsistencies
Continuous Delivery and Deployment
- Continuous delivery defined
- Continuous deployment defined
- Benefits of continuous delivery and deployment
- CD Architect’s role in continuous delivery and deployment
- Continuous delivery and deployment best practices
- Assignment: Distinguishing continuous delivery and deployment
- Continuous monitoring defined
- Importance of continuous monitoring
- CD Architect’s role in continuous monitoring
- Continuous monitoring best practices
- Assignment: Monitoring build progress
Infrastructure and Tools
- Importance of infrastructure and tools
- CD Architect’s role in infrastructure and tools
- Building a DevOps toolchain
- Infrastructure/tools best practices
- Assignment: identifying common infrastructure/tool components
- Importance of security assurance
- DevSecOps and Rugged DevOps defined
- CD Architect’s role in security
- Security best practices
- Assignment: Applying security practices
- Identifying toolchain and workflow improvements
Additional Sources of Information
- Exam requirements
- Sample exam review
DevOps Continuous Delivery Architecture (CDEF)® is a registered trademark of DevOps Institute, Inc.
PRINCE2® 2017 3 day course allows participants to gather knowledge needed to manage or take part in PRINCE2® project. This is accredited training that prepares for Foundation level exam.
All persons who manage projects (despite sector and specialisation) or are members of project boards, project teams and want to get acquainted with one of the most known project management methodology – PRINCE2® 2017.
What you will learn
- PRINCE2® 2017 methodology
- Knowledge and understanding of PRINCE2® terms
- You will prepare to the PRINCE2® Foundation exam
During the trainings all key concepts which are needed to effective project management with PRINCE2®, e.g. proper starting up a project and initiation, controlling the project during realisation and closing. All PRINCE2® principles, themes and processes are discussed together with relation between different parts of the methodology. Participants find out how to use PRINCE2® elements in chosen practical examples.
The scope of the training is the following:
- Introduction to PRINCE2® 2017,
- Starting up a project is presented,
- Business Case theme is presented together with management products,
- Organisation: project management structure and stakeholder management,
- Directing a project – project board roles and responsibilities in the process,
- Initiating a project – project plan and preparation of project initiation documentation,
- Quality: how quality is managed in PRINCE2® and what management products are used,
- Plan – levels of plans, planning philosophy, the way plans are prepared and product based planning approach,
- Risk – the way risk is controlled in PRINCE2® is explained,
- Change – issue and change management,
- Managing stage boundary – next stage planning,
- Controlling a stage,
- Closing a project – delivery of the project products and ending project,
- Progress – monitoring and controlling progress,
- Sample papers – participants can assess their knowledge level,
- PRINCE2® Foundation exam on the third day.
Case study is used to practice some concepts that are presented during the course.
Training PRINCE2® Foundation 6th edition in English with exam
According to the decision of PeopleCert and AXELOS, from November 1, 2019, accredited trainings are sold only with an exam.
PRINCE2® 6th edition 3 day course allows participants to gather knowledge needed to manage or take part in PRINCE2® project. This is accredited training that prepares for Foundation level exam.
During the trainings all key concepts which are needed to effective project management with PRINCE2®,
e.g. proper starting up a project and initiation, controlling the project during realisation and closing.
All PRINCE2® principles, themes and processes are discussed together with relation between different parts of the methodology.Participants find out how to use PRINCE2® elements in chosen practical examples.
PRINCE2® 6th edition methodology,
Knowledge and understanding of PRINCE2® terms,
You will prepare to the PRINCE2® Foundation exam.
All persons who manage projects (despite sector and specialisation) or are members of project boards, project teams and want to get acquainted with one of the most known project management methodology – PRINCE2® 6th edition.Prerequisites
Audience level:Basic knowledge of project management,
Some experience with project management is welcomed.
The preferred target group for the Lean IT Foundation certification consists of any member of an IT organization who is working within an organization that has adopted and adapted Lean IT. However the course will also be of interest to IT professionals interested in how Lean IT can facilitate delivery of more efficient and effective services. It is particularly relevant to ITIL trained professionals who will benefit from the techniques associated with Lean which are complementary to ITIL process design.
The course provides guidance on the techniques used in Lean IT and encourages engagement of the students through a number of discussion points during the course. Candidates can expect to gain knowledge and comprehension in the following upon successful completion of the education and examination components related to this certification.
- The originating and development of the Lean philosophy
- Key elements of Lean
- Understand and identify the concept of waste, variability and inflexibility
- Customer value, Voice of the Customer, CTQ
- Process improvement, Value Stream Mapping and process flow
- Understand the concept of Performance, define and use KPI’s
- Organization requirements to implement Lean
- Lean Behaviour & Attitude
- Visible management
- Introduction to Lean IT
- What is Lean IT?
- Lean IT principles.
- Type of wastes (Muda);
- 5 dimensions of Lean IT:
- Customer – key definitions: Value, Voice of Customer (VOC), Kano model, Critical to quality (CTQ);
- Process – key definitions: Flow, SIPOC, Value Stream Map (VSM), Push, Pull, Just-in-time (JIT);
- Efficiency – key definitions: Key Performance Indicator (KPI), Operational Process Efficiency (OPE), Skills & Knowledge Matrix;
- Organization – key definitions: Performance dialogue, Visible management, Kaizen, DMAIC, Pareto analysis, Ishikawa analysis, 5 Whys;
- Attitudes and behaviours – key definitions: Lean leadership, Go and see, AURRA model, (Not) Lean behaviour.
- Sample exam.
The course culminates in a formal closed-book examination – Lean IT Foundation.