The DevOps Way (ICP-FDO)

An ICAgile Certified DevOps Course

About this DevOps course

The DevOps Way is a practitioner’s guide to understanding DevOps and how it helps you, and the enterprises you are part of, succeed at scale.

Drawing upon experiences and insights from practitioners and thought leaders in the global DevOps community, we have created a course which will give you broad knowledge across the full DevOps landscape.

In the DevOps Way, you’ll discover the origins of DevOps, gain an understanding of DevOps from the viewpoint of some of its most influential thought leaders and learn about the relationship DevOps has with Continuous Delivery and Agile practices.

We’ll also explore the various technologies which enable DevOps at scale and how DevOps plays a vital role in the enterprise.

On completing this DevOps course you will have gained comprehensive knowledge of the beliefs and behaviours that underpin DevOps, enabling you to provide a greater and more rewarding contribution towards the mission of your enterprise.

Who is this for?

The DevOps Way is relevant to anyone who has an interest in the delivery of customer value. It’s equally relevant to people who consider themselves technical or non-technical.

For new joiners or people looking to upskill, the course will give you an in-depth overview of DevOps and practitioner insights into ways of working which are associated with High performing organisations.

For existing members of the enterprise involved in delivering value, you will gain valuable insights and accounts from some of DevOps’s more recognised thought leaders. It will challenge your perspective on DevOps and provide several different viewpoints which will help you to have a more enjoyable career and realise your full potential.

Enterprise leadership will also discover a wealth of insights from practitioners in new ways of working which will increase the impact of their transformational activities.

Course dates and pricing

Dates Times Price Host Location
coming soon 09:00 – 16:30 BST From £999 (RRP £1100) Barry Chandler Book now

Please note: Prices above do not include VAT

For private course bookings, please get in touch regarding availability and pricing.

What is covered on The DevOps Way

The course is made up of three parts:

  • The Origins and Culture of DevOps
  • DevOps Engineering
  • DevOps in the Enterprise

It is delivered via ~4 hours of short videos, ~100 quiz questions and 11 thought provoking exercises.


In Part 1 of The DevOps Way, you are going to look at where DevOps came from and what it is. At the end of Part 1, you will have gained a thorough understanding as to how DevOps came to be and the benefits of using DevOps practices.


  • The Origins and Benefits of DevOps
  • Optimize the Whole
  • Conway’s Law
  • The Three Ways
  • The Theory of Constraints
  • Kaizen
  • Culture
  • Automation
  • Lean
  • Measure
  • Share


Having looked at the history, characteristics, behaviour and values that underpin DevOps, you will explore some of the more technical aspects of DevOps which align to the way many high performing organisations work.


  • The DevOps Cycle and Pipelines, what they are and focus on the specific activities involved
  • The concepts of Version Control
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • Test Automation
  • Deployment Strategies
  • Continuous Feedback
  • Managing Defects
  • Rolling Back Changes
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • How Virtualisation and the Cloud enables DevOps good practise.
  • Containerization
  • Security and DevSecOps
  • DevOps Tooling
  • Database DevOps
  • Using and contributing to Open Source software.


In the final part of the course we are going to look at applying DevOps in the Enterprise. You will be focussing on DevOps at Scale and Professions of DevOps. This involves exploring a variety of enterprise related disciplines which help everyone maximise productivity and play their part in an organisation’s success.


  • Standard Tooling and Infrastructure
  • DevOps Maturity
  • DevOps (continual) Transformation
  • Team Patterns and DevOps as a Service
  • Psychological Safety
  • Professions of DevOps


The DevOps Way course is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives for the ICP-FDO certification in the DevOps track. After successful completion of the The DevOps Way course and assessment, you will receive the ICAgile Certified Foundations of DevOps (ICP-FDO).

As long as the trainers believe you have demonstrated competence and that you have understood the learning objectives and you do not miss more than one-hour of the course you will receive the certification. The certification is included in the price of the course. Following the class you will receive an email from ICAgile with your Certification.

By attending this course you will be eligible to earn up to 15 Category C SEU Points.

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High praise for The DevOps Way

“DevOps is more than meets the eye, ie Developments and Infrastructure Operations: it is the about optimizing the whole. Through exhaustive and well organized content, explanations and open discussions, Barry helped me understand this ethos and how this knowledge can complement Agile to enable teams to reach their full potential and help companies become more effective.”

Adrian Solca
Manager, Agile Coaching & Practices
The DevOps Way (ICP-FDO) Delegate

“Very solid course, a journey through the DevOps concepts. I recommend this course to all who are interested in DevOps as a mindset.”

Alina Boboc
Project Manager
The DevOps Way (ICP-FDO) Delegate

“Barry has a lot of experience regarding DevOps culture and as a trainer he is very patient, listening to all the questions and opinions from all participants, and giving elaborated answers for all the questions.”

Radu Aurel Buzea
Senior Scrum Master
The DevOps Way (ICP-FDO) Delegate

“Great instructor with a deep knowledge of the subject on hand”

Daniel LeGrand
Project Manager
The DevOps Way (ICP-FDO) Delegate

About the trainer


Having organised DevOpsDays London in 2016, set up his own Enterprise Agility meetup group and conference the following year, Barry has become a leading figure in the UK’s DevOps community. Aside from training and building communities, Barry spends his time advising global enterprises on approach to DevOps and continual transformation, focusing on Purpose, Value and Outcomes.

Spanning a career of over 26 years, he has worked in several different industries as an independent consultant, for consultancies as well as a company employee.  For many years Barry was a hands on application engineer which lead into capacity, stability, development and delivery management roles.

If there is one word his friends would use to describe him it would be Passionate!

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