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Online DevOps Culture and Mindset on Coursera

Created by UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education and hosted on the Coursera platform, this is an online course consisting of pre-recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments and community discussion forums. This course is self-paced and designed to teach you a new skill in as few as 4-6 weeks.

This course covers the basic foundational principles of DevOps, with a particular focus on culture and the DevOps mindset. Learn about how DevOps is grounded in lean principles, and how it can help improve collaboration between developers and operations team members. Examine ideas about systems thinking, feedback loops, continuous improvement, loosely coupled architecture and teams, managing risk, and dealing with unplanned work. Learn about strategies to manage work, monitor it, keep it organized and maintain a high level of quality by following key DevOps principles. We’ll also discuss various organizational models and structures that are used by companies in their DevOps transformations. You’ll learn about value stream mapping and ensuring continuous workflow. Ultimately, you’ll walk away with key ideas and tactics that you can employ at your own organization to improve both time-to-market and increase the value delivered to your customers, regardless of your product line or industry.


Courtney Kissler Hawkins

is the vice president of Digital Platform Engineering at Nike.  Her teams are accountable for building a reusable seamless platform to power Nike Direct to Consumer experiences. She is leading the teams accountable for core commerce services, user services, consumer data engineering and global retail solutions. Prior to that, she was the VP of Retail Technology at Starbucks.  She was accountable for the global POS and retail store technology experiences.  Prior to Starbucks, Kissler Hawkins spent 14 years at Nordstrom with her last role being the vice president of e-commerce and store technologies, where she drove a technological transformation essential for outpacing the demands of today’s omnichannel consumers.  She was accountable for program management, delivery and support for all customer-facing technologies, including in-store, web and mobile touch points.

Online Schedule

Jan 01 to Mar 31

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