Getting Started with CI/CD with Dave Farley

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  • 2nd - 3rd December 2020, Online Course, delivered by Dave Farley


Are you a developer or team lead looking to adopt Continuous Delivery (CD) with your team? Have you heard of CD but aren't sure where to begin?

In this course, Continuous Delivery expert Dave Farley will take you through the principles and practical applications of Continuous Delivery and DevOps, sharing his extensive experience and proven techniques that you can then apply in your own work.

Join Continuous Delivery expert Dave Farley for his Getting Started with CI/CD workshop at Skills Matter

You will develop an understanding of the foundations of Continuous Delivery, discover how CD can improve the quality (and reliability) of your software, and how it can set you up to achieve your business goals. Ultimately you'll learn to asses your own CD capability as you prepare to put the principles you've learned into practice in your own projects.

If you're looking to quickly get to grips with CD and learn practical models to implement in your own work, this is the ideal course for you!

Online Learning at Skills Matter

This course will be offered virtually over 2 half‑day sessions.

Since 2013 Skills Matter has been offering unparalleled training led by the creators and innvovators behind cutting-edge technologies and methodologies. In this unprecedented time, we’ve moved out of the classroom to offer online training for the remainder of 2020.

Our virtual courses offer the same expert-led, hands-on experience as always — only now we’re making it accessible around the globe from the comfort of your own home (office).


Learn how to:

Better understand how CD can improve the quality and reliability of your software, make more money for your business, and be fun!

Understand the elements of CD from first principles through to putting them into practice in your own work.

Learn practical models that you can use to help you implement CD in your work.

Be able to assess your CD capability, make progress and identify next steps.

Take away questions you can keep asking yourself and your team to continuously improve.

About the Author

Dave Farley

Dave Farley is a thought-leader in the field of Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Software Development in general. He is co-author of the Jolt-award winning book 'Continuous Delivery' a regular conference speaker and blogger and one of the authors of the Reactive Manifesto. Dave has been having fun with computers for over 30 years has worked on most types of software, from firmware, through tinkering with operating systems and device drivers, to writing games, and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes.


In this course we'll cover:

  • What is Continuous Delivery?
  • How will it enable you to build better software, repeatably and reliably?
  • What are the Benefits of CD to the business?
  • A Guide to the 7 pillars of CD, including: the Deployment Pipeline
  • Checklist your CD capability
  • Where can you improve?
Join Continuous Delivery expert Dave Farley for his Getting Started with CI/CD workshop at Skills Matter



You'll be learning alongside:

  • Developers who want to learn Continuous Delivery skills
  • Technical leads who want to adopt Continuous Delivery with their teams and support them in their learning
  • Non-technical colleagues/executives who want to understand the practice and language of Continuous Delivery to support their dev teams


This course is intended to help people understand the important principles and foundations of the Continuous Delivery approach to software development. As such it makes no assumptions on prior experience beyond a basic familiarity with common practice in software development.

This course is ideal for people who always wanted to learn/or adopt Continuous Delivery but don’t know where to start, and for organisations, and individuals, that want a broader understanding of CD. Even experienced CD practitioners will often gain new insight through this course.