Best in class DevOps coaches
Pierre-Olivier Portmann Service Management Consulting - 11/11/2020
The DevOps Coach has become a critical role in driving DevOps success and organizational performance because DevOps is a cultural shift towards a new mindset, behaviors, and ways of working. It requires safety, time, practice, patience, and feedback and without effective coaching, it is easy to fall back to old ways of working and not realize the hoped-for value from adopting DevOps practices.
Coaching professionals and teams to adopt DevOps ways of working and understanding the underlying principles is where DASA DevOps Coaches make a difference. This certification provides the theory and practical insights required to Coach the organization to meet its full DevOps potential.
Business simulations can add an extra layer of experiential learning on top of the existing case studies, exercises, interactions that are already part of the DASA DevOps Coach program. Course attendees can take turns in playing the coach role and put the concept learned in the DASA DevOps Coach program in practice. An alternative approach may be to incorporate elements or rounds of the simulation into the course itself adding theory at the start of each round and during the reflection moments at the end of each round. This helps to bring in the relevant theory to match learning discoveries from the simulated exercise.
The numerous The Phoenix Project Simulations carried out have reinforced our view of the importance of the DevOps Coach role in a team. These experiences have shown that regardless of where an organization is in its DevOps journey, an experienced DevOps Coach is needed to ensure good collaboration is in place.
That is why best in class DevOps Coaches may very well be the ones who complement their DASA DevOps Coach certification with The Phoenix Project Simulation which can be added as an extra day or half-day onto the classroom or virtual classroom DASA DevOps Coach course.
Are you interested in integrating The Phoenix Project on your DASA DevOps Coach certification? Contact us for more information.