University of Virginia

Continuous Delivery & DevOps

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Alex Cowan

Instructor: Alex Cowan


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8 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • How to diagnose a team’s delivery pipeline and bring forward prioritized recommendations to improve it

  • The skill sets and roles involved in DevOps and how they contribute toward a continuous delivery capability

  • How to review and deliver automation tests across the development stack

  • How to facilitate prioritized, iterative team progress on improving a delivery pipeline

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There are 4 modules in this course

If your job is to make software, you’re probably busy. Everyone needs new features yesterday. Stuff breaks. How do you make time to work smarter? How do you know where you should focus the time you do have for process improvement? In this week, we’ll cover the fundamentals of DevOps and continuous delivery with an emphasis on the relationship between required investment and benefits.

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9 videos1 quiz2 discussion prompts

Focusing and automating your software testing is one of the most critical foundation elements to a continuous delivery capability. Thinking like a developer and looking at how to automate repetitive tasks is a lot of what DevOps collaboration is about. In this week, we’ll explore the test stack with a focus on the when and how’s of automated testing.

What's included

14 videos1 quiz3 discussion prompts

Something like 99% of the code that delivers your functionality to the user is code you don’t write- it’s an operating system and supporting packages from third parties. The quality and availability of standard components has driven down the cost of software development exponentially. It’s also increased the importance of managing this supporting code and the environments where it runs to support your application. In this week, we’ll look at the techniques and tools teams are using to manage their environments and operations for continuous delivery.

What's included

12 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

You now have an understanding of the key components of a continuous delivery capability. The key to success is focusing on the right things at the right time and creating momentum with your initial investments on the capability. In this final week, we’ll look at how teams get their continuous capability online and keep their pipeline healthy.

What's included

11 videos1 quiz2 discussion prompts


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Alex Cowan
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