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Course overview

New Business Simulation

Experience DevOps in Action

 

Now is your chance!

  • Learn more about DevOps
  • Learn more about the practical implementation of DevOps
  • Learn how to develop collaboration within your teams
  • Learn more about how to increase business value

Do you recognise this?

Businesses are demanding ever shorter release cycles for new applications. Traditionally ‘Operations’ is seen as a barrier with lengthy bureaucratic controls and delays in provisioning production systems. DevOps is a growing movement for shortening development and deployment and integrating Development and Operations. However this requires a mindset shift, new behaviors and a cultural shift in both Development and Operations. Traditionally suspicious of each other, they must now work closely together. Yet many companies are struggling to adopt and deploy DevOps and how to change the culture.

Why is this?

  1. DevOps is not that difficult to understand, but it has a huge impact on the way people need to behave.
  2. DevOps is often seen as a technology solution – automated coding, deployment, testing.
  3. DevOps is not a framework or method. It is an approach, a philosophy based on principles.

About the “The Phoenix project” Simulation Game

The simulation game is based upon ‘The Phoenix Project’ Book.

Parts Unlimited is in trouble. Newspaper reports reveal the poor financial performance of the organisation. The only way forward to not only save the company but to make it competitive and profitable is “The Phoenix Project” which represents an IT enabled business transformation, with Retail Operations as the business owner of this project. The VP of IT Operations is asked to take the lead of the IT department and ensure that “The Phoenix Project” will be a success. But the VP of IT Operations is facing a tremendous amount of work. A huge backlog of issues, features and projects.

Your team will act in different roles within the Parts Unlimited organisation. You can be Retail Operations, Human Resources or Finance – playing the Business roles of the company. Or you can be the VP of IT Operations or other members from the IT Team that needs to develop the applications and solve the IT Issues.

Your challenge is to use the DevOps principles and apply them in this serious Business Simulation. In three rounds you will work on the IT projects and IT issues and ensure that “The Phoenix Project” will be finished on time. But, beware, the business keeps coming with new ideas and demands and external developments outside your control can also throw a spanner in the works.

Objectives

The objective of this business simulation is for participants to gain a deeper understanding of:

  • How to apply DevOps principles in real life situations
  • How to find the right balance between delivering your SLA requirements and your IT projects according to plan
  • How DevOps can bring serious value to your business
  • How to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT Department
  • How to create better flow in your teams
  • How to develop people’s skills to act in a DevOps environment
  • How to show business their responsibilities in making IT Projects more successful

Who Should Attend

This simulation is a great team building experience!  It is targeted at all roles and staff in Business, IT Development and IT Operations who want to apply Lean, Agile and ITSM principles to improve the performance of their IT Services or to create more value out of their IT Solutions. The simulation consolidates a better understanding of DevOps and the culture changes needed to bring about better collaboration and therefore faster, error-free deployment of new IT Solutions.

Course details

  • Duration of the simulation
  • 1 day
  • Number of participants
  • 8-12

This simulation is a stand-alone event but it provides a perfect follow-on to our 2-day DevOps Foundation course.
Special pricing applies if you take the 3-day combined package. Refer to the Fees tab above.

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Learning outcomes

Who should attend

Course contents

Course fees

The Phoenix Project Simulation

Fees per Person

  • The Phoenix Project – single registration
  • $950 + gst
  • 3 or more registrations – 10% discount
  • $855 + gst
  • The Phoenix Project Simulation – single registration
  • $2450 + gst
  • 3 or more Combined registrations
  • $2205 + gst
The Phoenix Project simulation is a stand-alone event but it provides a perfect follow-on to the 2-day DevOps Foundation course.

Special pricing applies if you take the 3-day combined package.

Next Available Dates

  • No public courses currently scheduled. Please contact ALC.
 

Presented by

Dave FavelleDave Favelle is a leading commentator on the Australian IT scene and is renowned for his perceptive analysis and leadership in IT debate and discussion. His central preoccupation for the past several years has been on how to use IT to create genuine value for the business.Dave comes with a long background in "best practice" frameworks, being an early adopter of ITIL, PRINCE2 and COBIT. He will be known to many from his leadership roles at Pink Elephant, Lucid IT and UXC. More recently Dave has formed his own company ValueflowIT .Dave Favelle is recognised as an outstanding communicator. He has been a featured speaker at Gartner and is a regular National conference speaker at itSMF. Dave has presented many training programs with ALC over the past several years. We are pleased to now present this brand new highly topical seminar.Dave Favelle on LinkedInFollow Dave Favelle on Twitter: @DaveFavelle
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