GoCD: Continuous Delivery for Agile Development Training Course


Continuous Delivery is a development practice wherein developers release new changes to users quickly and sustainably. GoCD is an open source tool used to achieve continuous delivery in software development.

In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn the fundamentals of Continuous Delivery (CD) as they step through setting up and configuring CD pipelines on GoCD.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Continuous Delivery
  • Use GoCD to set up their CD process and pipelines
  • Configure GoCD depending on their needs


  • Developers
  • IT Professionals
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Business Managers

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice


  • Basic programming experience
  • Familiarity with Agile Development

Course Outline

Overview of Agile Development and Its Advantages

  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Deployment

Benefits of Using Continuous Delivery
Understanding Continuous Delivery Pipelines
Overview of First Class Built-in Concepts
Overview of GoCD

  • GoCD Features
  • GoCD Pipelines vs. Jenkins Pipelines
  • Overview of Basic Concepts in GoCD

Installing GoCD

  • Installing the GoCD Server
  • Installing a GoCD Agent

Using GoCD

  • Using the Pipeline Dashboard
  • Using the Agents and Agent Details Pages
  • Using the Pipeline Activity Page
  • Viewing Stage Details
  • Viewing Job Details
  • Using the GoCD Admin UI
  • Viewing GoCD Server Details
  • Displaying Environments
  • Overview of the Value Stream Map

Creating a Pipeline

  • Naming the Pipeline
  • Pointing the Pipeline to a Material on Git
  • Defining Stages, Jobs, and Tasks

Finishing and Running Your Pipeline

  • Viewing the Stage Information
  • Viewing the Job Run Output and Details

Using a Pipeline as a Material for Another Pipeeline
Handling Artifacts

  • Publishing Artifacts
  • Fetching and Using Artifacts

Using Custom Tabs
Using a Value Stream Map
Understanding Fan-Out and Fan-In
Configuring GoCD

  • Managing Pipelines and Dependencies
  • Managing Agents
  • Managing Environments
  • Labelling and Scheduling Pipelines
  • Parameterizing a Pipeline
  • Customizing Pipeline Labels
  • Cloning a Pipeline
  • Locking a Pipeline
  • Adding Material and Stage to Existing Pipeline
  • Adding Job to Existing Stage
  • Adding Task to Existing Job
  • Using Pipeline Templates
  • Creating a Manual Pipeline
  • Managing Users and Authentication
  • Pipeline Group Administration
  • Setting Up Notifications

Summary and Troubleshooting
Closing Remarks

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