Flow Improvement Learning Path

These are the core skills we recommend everyone learn to execute CD.

Behavior-Driven Development

Every step in CD requires clear, testable acceptance criteria as a prerequisite. BDD is not test automation. BDD is the discussion that informs acceptance test driven development.

Continuous Integration

Continuous integration is a requirement for CD. It requires very frequent integration of non-breaking code.

Conway’s law

“Any organization that designs a system will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure.” - Melvin Conway

Loosely coupled teams create loosely coupled systems. The opposite is also true.

Domain-Driven Design

This is another key design tool both for organizational and system design. This is a critical skill for developing microservices.

Pipeline Steps

Architecting a system of delivery is about designing efficient quality gates for the system’s context.

Test-Driven Development

TDD highly correlates with application architecture that is easy to maintain and easy to upgrade.

Three Ways

The core principles that define DevOps:

  1. Consider the system of delivery as a whole
  2. Amplify feedback loops
  3. Continuously learn and improve the delivery system

Value Stream Mapping

The primary process analysis tool used to help identify and attack constraints to delivery.


Our goal is to remove waste daily. We must first learn to recognize it.

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