DASA Guidance

DevOps Competency Framework

identify & assess transformation skills

The competency framework drives transformation journeys and helps organizations survive, compete and be an industry leader in the globalized world.

Organizations face the requirement to transform their practices to stay relevant. One major challenge they repeatedly see is talent – the question is, do we have people with the skills to support and maintain the transformation?

To address this challenge and make a breakthrough, the DevOps Competency Framework offers a unique talent assessment and analysis to help guide the transformation journey.

The framework makes it easy for organizations to identify and assess skills needed to inform their organizational talent strategy.

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The framework defines the components needed within all key DevOps roles. It will help organizations reassess and develop their talent strategy across the moments that matter in the employee journey: recruitment, onboarding, development, career planning, and offboarding.

The framework recognizes the 15 most common DevOps job roles across 5 job categories and maps each role to over 250 knowledge, skill, attitude, and attribute classifications.

The framework guides on

  • What is needed to create a balanced, high-performance team?
  • What roles & responsibilities do we need?
  • What competencies do we need?
  • What skills do we need?
  • What level of skills do we need for each role?

The framework envisions organizations achieving the following

  1. An inventory of their talent’s capabilities and their comparison with the capabilities required for digital age success.
  2. Launching upskilling and reskilling programs to help people transition from their current capabilities to the desired capabilities.
  3. Hiring, onboarding, and growing talent with the capabilities to help them succeed at personal, professional, and organizational levels.

DevOps Competency Framework Components

  • Core values-Critical components of the DASA competency framework as they explain one or more aspects important to finding flow in the delivery of IT services.
  • Core competencies-The behaviors that people must possess and exhibit. These competencies are grouped into several sub-competencies.
  • Technical capabilities-Defined by the technical knowledge required to perform the duties and responsibilities assumed by a given role.

Become a Member

The DevOps Competency Framework is reserved for members. Consult an expert to learn how you can access this and additional research, insights, tools, and guidance.

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To address this challenge, and to start making a breakthrough, we are inviting you to join the DevOps Competency Framework launch, a unique talent assessment, and analysis to help guide your transformation journey.

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Build & Upskill Your DevOps Teams Workshop

In this workshop, we applied the DevOps Competency Framework™ to your organization's hiring processes. The framework identifies skill gaps in areas like DevOps values, soft skills, and technical capabilities for roles in engineering, leadership, and product.

Tools to drive your transformation

Expert Guidance

Community of Peers

Knowledge Sessions

Employer Branding

Frameworks & Templates To Help You Succeed

Drive your DevOps transformation with tried and tested, actionable guidance products.

Competency Framework

Identify and assess the skills needed to inform your organizational talent strategy.

Digital Readiness Assessment

Evaluate the organization's readiness for success in the digital age across seven foundational dimensions of readiness.

DevOps Talent Academy

Align your learning outcomes to business goals with an enterprise-grade learning platform.