Designing a DevOps Strategy

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About this course

This course provides the knowledge and skills to design a DevOps strategy. Students will learn how to plan for transformation, select a project, and create team structures. Students will also learn how to develop quality and security strategies. Planning for migrating and consolidating artifacts and source control will also be covered.

What you'll learn

  • Plan for a transformation with shared goals and timelines.
  • Select a project and identify project metrics and KPIs.
  • Create a team and agile organizational structure.
  • Develop a project quality strategy.
  • Plan for secure development practices and compliance rules.
  • Migrate and consolidate artifacts.
  • Migrate and integrate source control measures.


  • Students should have fundamental knowledge about Azure, version control, Agile software development, and core software development principles. It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.
  • It is recommended that you have experience working in an IDE, as well as some knowledge of the Azure portal. However, students who may not have a technical background in these technologies, but who are curious about DevOps practices as a culture shift, should be able to follow the procedural and expository explanations of continuous integration regardless.

Course Staff

Greg BlueShirt

Greg BlueShirt

Dr Greg Low is a long-term Microsoft MVP and a member of the Microsoft Regional Director program. He is the CEO and Principal Mentor at SQL Down Under, based in Australia. Greg works with a wide range of customers from start-ups to tier-one financials, and also regularly mentors developers in software development organizations. He has a pragmatic approach to removing technical roadblocks and is frequently involved in effecting change within technical organizations.