Become an

Product Owner/Manager

The role of Product Owner is well-known and present in many organizations nowadays. They are the ones responsible for not only ensuring fast and efficient delivery, but also for acting as the voice of the customer in the organization, for prioritization, stakeholder management and creating the ultimate product. Within a DevOps organization, POs need to understand the technical landscape and possibilities better than they were used to. Foundational knowledge of Security, Continuous Delivery and Cloud technology is no longer optional.

  • Learn how to create ownership and boost productivity and innovation in your teams.

  • Learn how to increase transparency and monitor progress continuously.

Be a T-Shaped Product Owner/Manager! But what is it?

Professionals in a DevOps Organization must have a balance of soft, process, functional and relevant technical skills. When transforming to DevOps, collaboration, cooperation and acceleration at its core. In cross-functional teams, with a focus on continuous delivery and adding value, we distinguish 5 principle roles, for each of which we have created a learning journey.

What A T-Shaped Product Owner/Manager Looks like

  • Shift left on security
  • Continuous Delivery fundamentals
  • Monitoring
  • DevOps Mindset
  • Agile & Lean values
  • Safe environment
  • Personal recognition
  • Work in small batches
  • Make flow of work visible
  • Gather & implement customer feedback
  • Team Experimentation
  • Limit work in progress
  • Visual management
  • Feedback from production
  • Lightweight change approvals

Product Owner/Manager Assessment

DevOps in any organization is practiced differently, this is the same for these journeys. The organization may expect different skills from people even though they appear to have a similar role. To truly understand the need of you and your organization, please feel free to get in touch and we will grab a cup of virtual coffee to personalize the journey for you.

The Journey to become a Product Owner/Manager


(DOFD)® DevOps Foundation certificate

DevOps for Managers (coming soon)

1-day training


Functional Security for Managers (coming soon)

1-day training

Lean Green Belt (Provided by Prowareness WeOn)

6 day training

CI/CD and DevOps Fundamentals

1-day training


Our Product Owner/Manager Trainer

DevOps and CI/CD consultant

Kevin Boots

Kevin Boots is a DevOps and CI/CD consultant with DevOps leadership experience. Coming from an Operations background, he soon after got welcomed to the world of development and high-performance software delivery, climbing the ranks to become an energetic tech/teamlead.

Discover other Learning Journeys

DevOn Academy offers a wide array of trainings targeted specifically to different DevOps roles.

The DevOps Leader is responsible for both process and people. They must promote the benefits of DevOps by identifying and quantifying the business benefits. Moreover, they remove the fear of failure and build a learning culture where it is safe to fail, to fail fast and to learn and improve.

The automation expert, often called architect finds the proper tools and implements processes which can automate manual tasks. They have the core automation role across DevOps tools and Cloud platforms. They are able to advocate lean thinking across processes.

The QAs, or XAs are responsible for User Experience and that the product has the features defines in the original specifications. However, they do not only test functionality but now also include experience testing.

Developers and testers are at the heart of every successful DevOps organization. Of course they turn requirements into code and test it to see if it meets business requirements but they are also responsible for unit testing, deployment and continuous monitoring. This makes it a critical role with many aspects which may need a personalized journey.

The DevSecOps​ Engineer​ assures the security and integrity of an application in a DevOps organization. They work side by side developers and ensure built-in security. The DevSecOps Learning Journey helps you understand the fundamentals of designing secure systems and incorporating ‘security’ at a higher level or building ‘security in’ so to speak.

A Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is one of the roles in a DevOps organization who has an extremely broad reach. This role incorporates aspects of software engineering and it applies those to problems in both infrastructure and operations. Because of their knowledge and influence, they create ultra scalable and highly reliable distributed software systems.

Product Owners ensure fast and efficient delivery and as the voice of the customer. They’re responsible for prioritization, stakeholder management and creating the ultimate product. Within DevOps, POs need to understand the technical landscape and possibilities better than they were used to. Foundational knowledge of Security, CD and Cloud is no longer optional.

Let us help you gain insight and evaluate which skills you need to develop in order to become an expert in your field. All training courses focus on aspects within the DevOps spectrum, with a focus on role-based trainings within the different subjects. This can be a combination of regular training courses, mini-workshops, e-learning, and hackathons.

Not sure if The Product Owner/Manager is for you?