Application Lifecycle Management Using Azure DevOps Server


Course Number: AZR-142

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Azure DevOps Server Training Overview

This Application Lifecycle Management Using Azure DevOps Server training teaches attendees how to use the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools found in Visual Studio and Azure DevOps Server (formerly known as Team Foundation Server). Participants learn how to plan, track, design, develop, test, and deliver business value in the form of working software.

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

  • Use Visual Studio and Azure DevOps ALM tools
  • Plan/create projects and collections
  • Work with Azure Repos from Visual Studio
  • Collaborate as a team to improve productivity
  • Perform code reviews
  • Run automated tests in the pipeline
  • Practice Continuous Integration (CI) and Delivery (CD)
  • Use Power BI to query and visualize analytics data

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, all students must have experience working on a software development team and be familiar with that team’s development processes, practices, and tools. Additionally, students must:

  • Have familiarity with agile practices and Scrum
  • Be able to read and understand C# .NET code (all source code will be provided)
  • Have used Visual Studio 2015, 2017, or 2019
  • Be able to read and understand requirements
  • Understand Microsoft Windows basics

Outline

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Introduction to ALM
  • Application Lifecycle Management overview
  • Visual Studio and Azure DevOps tools and features
  • Azure DevOps Server vs. Azure DevOps Services
  • Features and capabilities by edition and role
Azure DevOps Projects
  • The various administrator roles
  • Project collections and projects
  • Creating a project collection and project
  • Configuring a project (areas, iterations, etc.)
  • Configuring teams and team membership
  • Securing a project
Azure Boards
  • Introduction to Azure Boards
  • Selecting a work item process (e.g. Scrum)
  • Creating a custom, inherited process
  • Work item types, categories, and hierarchies
  • Creating, tagging, finding, and managing work items
  • Querying and charting work items
  • Using the agile backlogs, boards, and task boards
  • Using Excel to query and update work items
  • Hierarchical backlogs (e.g. epics and features)
Azure Repos
  • Introduction to Azure Repos
  • Git version control system overview
  • Basic and advanced Git workflows
  • TFVC version control system overview
  • Basic and advanced TFVC workflows
  • Working with Azure Repos from Visual Studio
  • Associating work items to commits for traceability
Collaborating as a Team
  • Collaborating effectively as a team
  • Improving team productivity
  • Pairing, swarming, and mobbing patterns of work
  • Creating and maintaining a wiki
  • Using pull requests to perform code reviews
  • Requesting and capturing stakeholder feedback
  • Collaborating in real time with Visual Studio Live Share
Writing Quality Code
  • Writing and running unit tests
  • Using Visual Studio Test Explorer
  • Leveraging parameterized unit tests
  • Measuring code coverage while testing
  • Using IntelliTest to generate unit tests
  • Using Live Unit Testing to run impacted tests
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD) overview
  • Code analysis, code metrics, and code clone analysis
  • Using application profiling and IntelliTrace
Azure Test Plans
  • Introduction to Azure Test Plans
  • Test case management (test plans, suites, cases)
  • Manually testing web and desktop applications
  • Automated acceptance testing in Visual Studio
  • Testing through the UI using Selenium and Appium
  • Load testing using JMeter
  • Exploratory testing using Test & Feedback extension
Azure Pipelines
  • Introduction to Azure Pipelines
  • Configuring and using build pipelines
  • Running tests in the pipeline
  • Practicing Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Configuring and using release pipelines
  • Practicing Continuous Delivery (CD)
Reporting
  • Agile metrics vs. traditional metrics
  • Configuring alerts and notifications
  • Ad-hoc reporting/charting using Excel
  • Using the Analytics Service
  • Using Power BI to query analytics
  • Querying data using the REST API
Improving DevOps
  • What is DevOps?
  • Principles, challenges, and goals
  • The Three Ways (flow, feedback, continual learning)
  • Achieving Continuous Delivery (CD)
  • Resources
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Azure DevOps Server training students receive comprehensive 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 with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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