DEVOPS Engineering

A DevOps Institute SKILbook

The practice of DevOps Engineering and the journey of DevOps includes many key topics around culture, processes, and the technology ecosystem. DevOps Institute offers this DevOps Engineering SKILbook to those who want to pursue DevOps Engineering to achieve great things.

devops engineering SKILbook

Executive Overview

The DevOps Way of Working

The field of DevOps is now in its 11th year and still relatively new. It was not long ago that the job title “DevOps engineer” did not exist. But like many things in technology, radical change can happen in flash. Within the past few years and 53 percent of respondents to the Upskilling 2021: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report saying they had recently hired or plan to hire someone for that title. A job title is one thing, but the practice of DevOps Engineering and the journey of DevOps includes many key topics around culture, processes, and the technology ecosystem. While there are unique journeys, cultures, and technical challenges, we all agree that the ability to deliver quality software with speed and reliability is a key differentiator for almost all organizations, independent of vertical, region, or size. The SKILbook on DevOps Engineering was written for those who want to pursue DevOps Engineering to achieve great things.

Key Takeaways

DevOps Engineer is a role, title or a philosophy but know that the skills for such are broad and specific at the same time.

A DevOps Engineer’s Talent is Broad and Specific at the Same Time

 

What’s inside

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Explore and Discover

Vision, Success, and Landscapes

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Understand and Learn

Frameworks, Principles, and Core Practices

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Plan, Practice, Do

Culture, Process and Functions, Automation

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Optimize and Improve

Performance, Ask Questions, Virtual Gallery

More Key Takeaways

DevOps Engineering and DevOps Engineer: A Different Way of Working

If your company has a role definition for DevOps engineer, or you are a DevOps engineer, that already means that you realize that there is a new way of working necessary to sustain a competitive edge in the future.

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DevOps is a methodology, and using the DevOps Engineer title shows purpose. While there are different DevOps capabilities or maturities across enterprises today, the challenges of adoption are centered around making changes to the existing culture, processes, and practices, as well as the adoption of new tools.

The DevOps engineer is the person who designs, builds, or maintains within the branch of DevOps engineering.

About the Director of Content Strategy

Eveline Oehrlich is Chief Research Officer at DevOps Institute. As former VP and Research Director at Forrester Research, Eveline led and conducted research around a variety of topics including DevOps, Digital Operational Excellence, Cognitive Intelligence, and Application Performance Management for 12 years. She is the author of many research papers and thought leadership pieces and a well-known presenter and speaker. She has more than 25 years of experience in IT.

Her passion is to help companies transform their IT organization, processes, and tools towards high-performing teams enabling their business partners to achieve better business results. She has helped some of the largest enterprises across the world to adopt new strategies, workflows, and automation within their journey towards a digital business.

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