Agile Foundation and Azure Boards


Course Number: AZDO-162

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Agile and Azure Training Overview

This Agile and Azure Boards course teaches attendees how to implement Agile and Scrum methodologies using Azure Boards and Azure DevOps to manage a software development project. From project initiation to product delivery to reviews and retrospectives, students learn how Azure Boards and Azure DevOps can improve their team's processes and make life easier.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Microsoft courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Build an Agile Mindset
  • Understand Scrum and Kanban
  • Establish Roles & Responsibilities
  • Navigate the Azure DevOps portal
  • Organize work using Epics, Features, Product Backlog Items, and Tasks
  • Customize the Kanban board
  • Create and execute queries
  • Create and design dashboards
  • Coordinate development efforts in a multi-team environment
  • Connect Visual Studio to a Team Project
  • Use a check-in code
  • Associate work items with code
  • Configure Team Project security

Prerequisites

No prior experience is presumed.

Outline

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Agile Overview
  • Introductions
  • Overview of Agile
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Lean
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Extreme Programming
The Agile Team
  • The Agile Team
  • Self-Organization
  • Agile Roles – Product Owner
  • Agile Roles – ScrumMaster
  • Agile Roles – The Team
  • Agile Roles – Customers and Stakeholders
  • Workshop
Azure Boards Introduction
  • Login
  • Azure Boards (ADO) Overview
  • Basic Functionality
  • Initial Set-up & Configuration
Agile Product Backlogs
  • Agile Delivery Process
  • Agile Requirements Levels
  • Progressive Elaboration
User Stories
  • THEME – FEATURES – EPIC - STORY
  • User Stories: Examples
  • Guidelines for User Stories
  • User Stories – I-N-V-E-S-T
  • Workshop
  • Story Mapping (Identifying Stories)
  • Writing User Stories
  • ADO ‘Work-New Work Item’ Overview
  • Input Stories
Acceptance Criteria
  • Definition of Done
  • Documenting Acceptance Criteria
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Why Acceptance Criteria?
  • Acceptance Criteria – Example
  • Writing Acceptance Criteria
  • ADO ‘Code’ Overview
  • Input Acceptance Criteria & Supporting Documents
Decomposing Epics
  • Breaking Down Epics
  • Techniques & Best Practices
  • Epic examples
  • Workshop - Decompose Stories
  • ADO ‘Work Item Maintenance Menu’ Overview
  • Copying, deleting, linking
Backlog Prioritization
  • Backlog Prioritization Techniques
  • Estimating - Business Value
  • MosCow Analysis
  • Value Risk Assessments
  • Prioritize Stories
  • Generate Basic Reports
Estimating & Sizing
  • Estimating
  • Sizing Stories
  • Story Points
  • Planning Poker
  • Sizing Stories
Building a Release Plan
  • Team Velocity
  • Release Planning
  • Sample Release Plan
  • ADO ‘Work Queries’ Overview
  • Generate Advanced Reporting
Backlog Refinement
  • Pre-Planning
  • Backlog Grooming
  • ADO Workshop
Iteration Planning
  • Iteration Planning
  • Break Down All Tasks
  • The Team’s Definition of ‘Done’
  • Capacity Planning
  • Tasks
  • Inputting Task, Task Boards
Iteration Execution
  • Iteration Execution
  • Sample Agile Calendar
  • Role: Time Management
  • Daily Standup
  • Task board
  • Visual Task boards
  • Managing Tasks
Metrics
  • Leadership Reporting
  • Metrics: Burn-up Charts
  • Metrics: Burn-Dow Charts
  • ADO ‘Dashboard’ Overview
  • Customizing Metrics
  • Dashboard Overview
Closing out the Iteration
  • Iteration Review\Demo
  • Retrospectives
  • Workshop
  • Metrics
  • Closing the Iteration
Conclusion

Training Materials

All Agile and Azure DevOps training students receive Microsoft official courseware.

Software Requirements

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser and a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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