SAFe DevOps course now available
Last June, we released SAFe Version 4.5 of SAFe, bringing DevOps and Continuous Delivery to the forefront. It is our firm belief that in order to accelerate time-to-market, DevOps and Continuous Delivery must be a core competency of every Agile Release Train (ART).
Now, with the release of the new two-day course SAFe DevOps with SAFe DevOps Practitioner (SDP) certification, we have the right training to support this mission. This course combines DevOps with the power of SAFe, bringing Lean, Agile and DevOps together, and focuses on the entire flow of value from concept to cash—not just from code commit to deploy.
This new course covers the principals of our CALMR approach to DevOps, takes the participants through the full feature lifecycle of Continuous Exploration, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Release on Demand. It does this via a full Value Stream mapping exercise: mapping the current state of the delivery pipeline, building a future-state map with the competencies that can help them achieve a faster flow of value, and, finally, creating a backlog for the DevOps transformation, based on the areas that will provide the best economic value.
Participants also assess their ability in the 16 sub-dimensions of the SAFe DevOps health radar, as pictured below.
Over the upcoming months, we will provide more information about these 16 sub-dimensions on the framework website as we update the existing articles to reflect our new learning.
You can find a list of upcoming SAFEeDevOps classes on our calendar.
SPCs may now find the information, material, and enablement videos for teaching this class on the SAFe community platform.
There are many people who helped make this course a reality, and they all deserve our gratitude, but I would especially like to thank Marc Rix for his knowledge and support on the content, and Tedy Dimitrova for her expert instructional design.
We hope you SPCs enjoy teaching this new course, and even more importantly, that those who take this course will get the benefits that only a SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline can deliver.
And as always, your feedback will inform the next release.
SAFe DevOps Product Owner