Deliver High-Quality Software Fast by Adopting DevOps Practices
Is your development team interested in learning more about DevOps? This methodology builds cross-functional teams on a project basis as a way to better integrate development with IT and operations. Our experience has shown that implementing a DevOps culture not only improves deliverability speeds, but it also leads to happier customers and teams. Aptera offers hands-on DevOps training for organizations of all sizes and maturity levels. The concepts of DevOps are easy to grasp in a class, but it can be hard to figure out how those theories translate to your actual development team on the ground. That’s why we feel that the hands-on, mentoring component of our training sets us apart and is key to a successful adoption of DevOps practices.
Our DevOps Experience & Qualifications
The Aptera team has successfully been practicing DevOps principles for many years ourselves and have a deep understanding of how the methodology plays out in real life teams. Beyond our personal experience with the concepts, the Aptera team is well-known for creating an open, enjoyable, and interesting learning experience with an emphasis on discussion and hands-on learning principles.
Aptera's 4-Step Approach to DevOps Adoption
We understand that implementing DevOps concepts into your business can be tricky. That’s why our training approach is more of a mentorship that’s tailored for the unique needs of your business. Our approach to setting up enterprise DevOps breaks down into four steps.
1. Environment Overview
We’ll start the process by getting to know your team and your existing development environment. Our team will look at your current types of development, deployment and testing as well as the technical proficiency and experience of your team that we’ll be training.
2. Conceptual Understanding
The next step in the process is to go over DevOps principles at a high level. We’ll provide your team with an overview of each main concept that will be implemented at your organization from development practices to operational standards and quality measures. We’ll also go over relevant sub-topics, which are hand-selected to suit your team’s processes and technical staff.
3. Paired Programming
Once your team has a basic understanding of a given DevOps concept, we’ll provide hands-on instruction for implementation. This will also include demonstrating how to integrate the concepts into a model of seamless interaction between development, deployment, and testing.
4. Post Assessment
Our team will give you time to begin implementing all the new techniques you’ve learned. Then we’ll come back to your business to help answer additional questions, assess your level of DevOps adoption, and provide recommendations for increasing effectiveness of the practice.
Getting Started with DevOps Training
If you're interested in a DevOps implementation at your organization, the Aptera team can train your team on DevOps concepts throughout your entire Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) practice or provide training on only a specific sub-topic.
Aimed at Business Analysts and other members of technical teams, in this training you’ll learn how to effectively capture and document user requirements with clear acceptance criteria.
Implement the basic framework of Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming with this engagement. Our team members will help your company decide on the correct framework and plan for Agile implementation.
If you’ve already implemented Agile, our team can help you address issues that commonly come up after initial adoption. This could include timeline management, QA integration, and increased overhead.
Create a formal set of security standards for the development of software, with this engagement. We’ll also assist you in integrating these new standards into your application lifecycle management practices.
Test-driven development requires more than just a training course; it’s a shift in mindset. This extensive training course teaches software developers how to develop projects using test-driven development methods to improve quality and reduce regression bugs. Course includes three days of instructor-lead workshops and three weeks of mobbing and pair programming using your team’s actual code.
Aptera’s automated testing training will help your team master the principles of automated UI testing, gain confidence in writing their own tests, and guide you as you begin to put those concepts into practice. Our coaching-style approach lets your team dig in and really practice with the concepts. We also offer a follow-up assessment after the training is complete to answer questions and make sure that your team is comfortable with their new processes.
Avoid error-prone deployments at the end of development cycles with automated deployments. This engagement will help your team learn how to stand up infrastructure and continuously deploy to it.
Managing Source Code
Learn how to manage source code to allow for continuous integration and the ability to measure code quality.