Application Lifecycle Management Using Azure DevOps Server 2020


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 2020 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

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Objectives

  • Use Visual Studio and Azure DevOps ALM tools
  • Understand Editions, capabilities, and version compatibilities
  • Plan/create projects and collections
  • Configure services, security, teams, areas, and iterations
  • Select an appropriate work item process
  • Use the Agile tools (backlogs/boards) to visualize work
  • Create and refine product backlog
  • Tag, find, query, and remove work items
  • Use hierarchical (epics and features) backlogs
  • Plan and track work in a sprint
  • Use basic and advanced Git workflows
  • Use basic and advanced TFVC workflows
  • Work with Azure Repos from Visual Studio
  • Associate work items to commits for traceability
  • Collaborate as a team and improving productivity
  • Pair, swarm, and mobbing patterns of work
  • Create and maintaining a wiki
  • Perform code reviews using pull requests
  • Request and capture stakeholder feedback
  • Use the Test and Feedback browser extension
  • Use Visual Studio Live Share to collaborate in real-time
  • Write and execute .NET unit tests
  • Use IntelliTest to generate unit tests
  • Use Live Unit Testing to run only impacted tests
  • Use FxCop Analyzers and code metrics
  • Use code clone analysis to find duplicate code
  • Use IntelliTrace to troubleshoot and diagnose
  • Use Performance Profiler to find problems in code
  • Work with Azure Test Plans
  • Test Case Management using test plans, suites, cases
  • Test web and desktop applications
  • Capture screenshots and video while testing
  • View and chart]test run results
  • Create automated acceptance tests in Visual Studio
  • Use Selenium and Appium for automated UI testing
  • Use JMeter for load testing applications
  • Practice exploratory testing by taking testing tours
  • Create and use build and release pipelines
  • Use YAML to configure a build pipeline
  • Run automated tests in the pipeline
  • Review and understanding pipeline analytics
  • Configure on-premises agent for build/release
  • Practice Continuous Integration (CI) and Delivery (CD)
  • Improve performance with Test Impact Analysis
  • Configure project alerts and notifications
  • Use Excel for reporting and charting
  • Use the Analytics Service and related widgets
  • Use Power BI to query and visualize analytics data
  • Use the REST API for reporting
  • Use relevant Visual Studio Marketplace extensions

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:

Internet access via Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer is required in order to access the remote environment used for this training.



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