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Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 8:30am to Monday, April 20, 2020 - 5:00pm

Agile & DevOps Leadership Workshop

  • Understand agile and DevOps and how to implement these transformations across the enterprise
  • Learn how to apply critical agile and DevOps values and principles across multiple teams
  • Discuss industry best implementation practices and methodologies for developing and delivering better software
  • Learn how to lead critical culture changes
Competitive markets dictate an ever increasing need to be able to react quickly and deliver business value and quality efficiently. Organizations who cannot evolve to the newer and faster paced delivery models will not survive. Agile and DevOps are necessary to deliver robust software solutions and products quickly and reliably, without increasing risk or sacrificing quality. Today’s leaders need to understand what agile and DevOps are all about and how to implement it across the enterprise to remain competitive and facilitate growth. 
This two-day course, designed for executives and organizational leaders, teaches what you need to know to successfully implement agile and DevOps in your organization. Learn how to apply critical agile and DevOps values and principles along with experience-based best practices for implementation. Avoid the common mistakes of agile and DevOps implementations and take home a leadership framework for success.
Upon completion of the course, students will understand agile and DevOps necessities including:
  • Agile and DevOps values and principles
  • Value stream identification and mapping
  • Industry best implementation practices and methodologies
  • Successful organizational models for agile and DevOps
  • Transformational leadership characteristics
  • How to lead culture change
Hands-on Exercises
Participants will participate in collaborative exercises which are designed to enhance skills and insights needed for successful agile and DevOps transformation and leadership.
Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for experienced executives and line of business leaders, directors and managers, project managers, and business or product owners.
Course Structure
This two-day course has an optimal mix of lecture and collaborative exercises. 
Course Outline
Why Agile and DevOps?
  • Global change and competitiveness
  • Shifts in organizational culture
  • Business benefits of agile and DevOps
Agile and DevOps Defined
  • What is agile?
  • What is DevOps?
  • Agile and DevOps History
  • The Three Ways
  • Agile value and principles
  • DevOps methodologies and practices
  • DevOps challenges
Your Leadership Role in Agile and DevOps
  • Characteristics of a transformational leader
  • Transformational forms of power and influence
  • Development of self perspective
  • Developing a strategic perspective


Establishing Culture
  • Recognizing your existing culture
  • Nurturing an agile and DevOps culture
  • Developing culture and people
Agile and DevOps Transformation Process
  • Planning and establishing program goals
  • Assessing your situation and building a plan
  • Value stream identification and mapping
  • Building DevOps capabilities
  • Enterprise rollout
Agile and DevOps Roles and Organization Structure
  • How roles change in agile and DevOps
  • Various options for organizational structure
Beyond the Basics
  • Scaling agile and DevOps
  • Microservices and DevOps
  • Containerization and orchestration
  • DevSecOps
Jeff Payne

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a consulting company that helps organizations accelerate delivery using agile methods. Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in agile and DevOps engineering while being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Prior to founding Coveros, Jeffery was Chairman of the Board, CEO, and co-founder of Cigital, Inc., a market leader in software security consulting. Mr. Payne has published over 30 papers on software development and testing as well as testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber-terrorism, and software quality.