When asked to identify the biggest obstacle to adopting DevOps, most cite People (or culture) as being the biggest challenges – as opposed to process, technology or information.

DevOps Simulation Workshop

  • Accelerates adoption of DevOps across the enterprise
  • Turns DevOps opponents into advocates
  • Clearly communicates the DevOps case for change accelerates a positive DevOps culture
  • Creates a shared understanding for Development and Operations around how to work together as a high performing cross-functional team
  • Provides new practices that can be executed with immediate effect.

Learn by Doing

Role Play

Participants are assigned roles and responsibilities and conflicting objectives.

Problem Solving

Participants are forced to re-examine their beliefs and behaviours to solve a systemic performance.


Detailed reflection and feedback to understand very human traits and behaviours.

Game Dashboard

The DevOps Simulation Dashboard is projected on a screen and provides the critical numbers that assist with decision-making.

Game Flow

Round 1

Participants are quickly immersed into a real life complex application development scenario. Chaos ensues, with poor communication and a lack of collaboration resulting in poor business results, higher development costs, longer testing times and more. As a result, opportunities are lost and revenues are negatively impacted. Following the first round, a review is facilitated to identify the issues and to discuss how a DevOps approach could drive improvement.

Round 2

Round 2 builds upon the learning outcomes from the previous round and introduces processes such as Service Virtualisation, Minimum Viable Product iterations, Fail Faster and more. This drives maturity and empowers the teams towards automation, building a more collaborative culture, and ultimately improved business results.

Round 3

Building on the learning outcomes of Round 1 and 2, participants learn that instilling a DevOps culture is key to achieving operational excellence. Participants experience a pronounced shift in the reduction of development times and the number of errors each application had before reaching operations. Through collaboration, streamlining, automation and repeatable practices, participants realise improved ROI and optimised business results.


Learn by Playing




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