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Introduction to DevOps

3 November 2016: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

International Antarctic Centre
Sir Edmund Hillary Room
38 Orchard Road
Christchurch Airport
Christchurch 8053

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Wikipedia defines DevOps as "a culture, movement or practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes."

DevOps aims to establish a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably, and is sweeping though the IT community at a startling pace.  And yet paradoxically it is a movement which resists codifying itself, making it hard to get a clear understanding of what it is and what it means.

Despite widespread international interest and adoption, consensus on DevOps best practice is still emerging, and some areas are fiercely debated.  Nevertheless certain fundamentals are clear and the movement rests on well honed principles. And the results are impressive.  Organisations ranging from leading-edge technology "unicorns" to corporate legacy "horses" are seeing acceleration of the time to value as they optimise the flow through IT from concept to production.

Potentially DevOps transforms every aspect of the IT organisation from people to practices to tooling, though like any major shift in thinking it can be adopted progressively without radical revolution, implementing aspects that best suit your organisation at this point in time while providing a pole star to aim for in strategy.


What the course covers

This course will look at:

  • What DevOps is and how it works.
  • What Devops is doing for organisations around the world.
  • How it transforms traditional IT thinking.
  • What idealised DevOps looks like.
  • How to approach it in a typical IT organisation.
  • Where to find out more.

The course will be lecture style with questions and discussion throughout.  Bring war stories.


What you will learn

At the end of the course attendees will:

  • Be familiar with the principles of DevOps.
  • Realise the foundations on which DevOps is built.
  • Understand the distinctive jargon of DevOps.
  • Have some starting points and landmarks for a DevOps journey.
  • Be aware of some of the pitfalls.
  • Be enthused to learn more about DevOps.


Who is this workshop for?

The target audience is:

  • IT managers needing to transform for greater IT agility.
  • Agile developers wanting to extend your capabilities.
  • IT professionals who want to understand the potential impact of DevOps on their own careers (especially if you work in any non-development area of IT).
  • Anyone wondering what this DevOps thing is that everybody seems to be talking about.


Your Trainer

Rob England, B.Sc. CITPNZ MIITP, is a self-employed IT commentator and consultant. He consults in New Zealand on IT governance, management, and processes. Internationally, he is best known for his blog "The IT Skeptic" and half a dozen books on IT, and he speaks widely at conferences and online.

Rob was the NZ IT Service Management Champion for 2010 and he is an acknowledged contributor to ITIL 2011.  Rob is New Zealand's only certified DevOps Foundation instructor.


Registration Details:

You can register for this event via Credit Card online now by using the link below, or alternatively call 0800 252 255 with your Credit Card details.

IITP Corporate Partners and approved organisations can opt to pay by invoice by calling 0800 252 255 or emailing attendee and business details through to [email protected]. Credit criteria and other conditions apply.

Want to run it at another time or place, or in-house?

Can't attend at the scheduled time, would like it in another city or want to enquire about running it in-house? No problem!

Simply register your interest and we'll look at whether we can bring to you when you want it. If you're interested in an in-house option, register your interest and we'll come back to you.

Attendance Cost

ITP Financial Members$256.52 + GST / $295.00 incl GST
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$303.48 + GST / $349.00 incl GST
Non-Members$379.13 + GST / $436.00 incl GST

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